HARRY IN YOUR POCKET
1973, MGM Repertory, 103 min, USA, Dir: Bruce Geller

Ray (Michael Sarrazin) is a pickpocket working the Seattle train station when he’s caught red-handed by Sandy (Trish Van Devere), but as she confronts this second-rate thief, someone else makes off with her cash. When Ray agrees to help his would-be mark, the two fall in with Harry (James Coburn) and his mentor, Casey (Walter Pidgeon), a pair of expert pickpockets, or “cannons.” Learning from the best, Ray and Sandy become an integral part of the team - but Ray’s ambitions, Harry’s attraction to Sandy, and Casey’s taste for cocaine threaten to derail the entire operation. Featuring a score by Lalo Schifrin, HARRY IN YOUR POCKET revels in the law and lingo of larceny, and has a touch of the same gleeful mischief that made THE STING such a hit.


THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?
1969, Walt Disney Co., 120 min, USA, Dir: Sydney Pollack

Based on the hard-boiled novel by Horace McCoy, director Sydney Pollack’s character study takes place during a claustrophobic, Depression-era dance marathon. Michael Sarrazin and Jane Fonda are the tragic couple determined to make it into the home stretch to win the much-needed prize money. With an Academy Award-winning performance by Gig Young as the marathon emcee. Co-starring Susannah York, Red Buttons, Bruce Dern, Severn Darden, and Al Lewis.


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