Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
- Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
- Studio: Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions
- Keyword: chicago, illinois, bet, horse race, repayment, con man, mafia boss, caper, heist, ragtime, off track betting, sting operation, alley, 1930s
- Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan