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The Silent Partner (1978) Film of the Week #257

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The Silent Partner (1978) Film of the Week #257

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Post by Cocoa » December 2nd, 2018, 5:18 pm

Film of the Week #257: The Silent Partner (1978)

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A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.

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#641 on 1000<400, with 255 checks.
Nominated by blocho and Cocoa
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#641(⇩339, #302) The Silent Partner (1978)
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Directed by: Daryl Duke
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Post by Cocoa » December 2nd, 2018, 5:21 pm

Our second 1000<400 of the month in FotW and just like Flicka och hyacinter (1950), this film was previously on 500<400 but fell off this year in the most recent update.

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Post by joachimt » December 2nd, 2018, 6:40 pm

Watched it earlier this year. Should be back on the list. 8/10
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Post by Fergenaprido » December 3rd, 2018, 11:46 am

Great film. 8.0/10 from me.

Saw this early last year and was pleasantly surprised. Not what I had expected based on the plot summary. It also won a bunch of the Canadian Oscars (Etrogs at the time) so that spurred me to watch it. Plummer is deliciously evil in this film and a delight to see, and Gould did well to get into that timid character.

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Post by weirdboy » December 3rd, 2018, 5:43 pm

I was underwhelmed. I feel the same way about this as I do about Sleuth. It's a decent enough time-waster, but I don't really understand the accolades.

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Post by Cocoa » December 4th, 2018, 8:23 pm

Yay, a Christmas movie in December!

Mediocre dialogue and subpar acting 5/10

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