My copy of the best Bond film, From Russia with Love, just arrived today. But I decided instead to watch The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent, 1974) (with Robert Shaw in it as principal villain) instead. I wonder why the film makers thought that humour was appropriate – especially in the last frame: perhaps it’s impossible for Walter Matthau not to be funny at some point. In this case, it doesn’t work for me. I look forward to the 2009 remake.
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent, 1974)
Garry Gillard | New: 8 March, 2017 | Now: 8 March, 2017