This movie is so good, you'll watch over and over. I found myself focusing on each character in turn with every repeat viewing. And then when I was through with the characters, this same obsession was directed at studying the settings, the cars, the wardrobe, the roads and streets, the buildings, and even the skies in this black&white-shot epic. And then came the charming 1930s music!
Yes, this is a very special film. The plot takes the viewer back to 'depression America', hooking you from start to finish, with the pause button remaining untouched throughout. Father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O'Neal act out mega powerful and highly believable roles in tremendously demanding and emotional scenes as a team of well-meaning con artists. Tatum O'Neal, who went on to grow up and get married to and divorced from tennis superstar John McEnroe, gives the best child-actor performance I have ever seen.
Nothing like it. Worth every second and every penny.