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Harry and Walter Go to New York


Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Mark Rydell. 1977, 115 mins. Restored DCP. With James Caan, Elliott Gould, Michael Caine, Diane Keaton, Charles Durning. James Caan’s second collaboration with director Mark Rydell (Cinderella Liberty) is a dish that only 1970s Hollywood could serve. When bumbling vaudevillian con-men Harry (Caan) and Walter (Gould) get sent to the same clink as dashing celebrity thief Adam Worth (Caine), they hatch an absurd plan to beat him to the punch—robbing Charles Durning’s heavily fortified bank with the help of erstwhile do-gooder journalist Lissa Chestnut (Keaton). Mixing slapstick comedy with sepia-toned lensing by master DP László Kovács, and committed performances by both the lead cast and a deep bench of great character actors (Burt Young, Carol Kane, Val Avery, Jack Gilford), Harry and Walter Go to New York remains a strange and inviting brew.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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