20th Century Fox/Campanile (Paul Monash &
USA 🇺🇸 1969
W: William Goldman
DP: Conrad L. Hall
Ed: John C. Howard & Richard C.
Mus: Burt Bacharach
PD: Jack Martin Smith & Philip
Cos: Edith Head
Paul Newman (Butch
Cassidy), Robert Redford (The Sundance Kid), Katherine Ross (Etta Place), Strother Martin (Percy Garris), Jeff Corey (Sheriff Bledsoe), George Furth (Woodcock),
Cloris Leachman (Agnes), Ted Cassidy (Harvey Logan)
One of the definitive Westerns of all time,
mainly due to the on-screen partnership of Paul Newman & Robert Redford as the Wild West outlaws, no less helped by the cracking dialogue of William Goldman's
It's rare genius for a movie to make you root
for the bad guys, and you certainly do here, especially at the film's climax.
The only narrative slack arrives in a scene
involving Paul Newman, Katharine Ross, a bicycle and the song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", ironically one of the film's most memorable scenes, along with the brilliant "I
can't swim" classic scene and the final shoot-out in Bolivia.