Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 adaptation of "Addie Pray" (by Joe David Brown) is in black and white, like his first film "The Last Picture Show," another classic American film.
Depression era Kansas is a beautiful monster under László Kovács's fantastic cinematography.
Tatum O'Neal deservedly won an Oscar for her nine-year-old performance as kid who takes to grifting like a fish to water, under the guidance of Ryan O'Neal's bible-selling con man Moses Pray.
The dad and daughter chemistry is off the charts.
Dollars add up.
Madeleine Kahn is terrific as Trixie Delight.
Rated PG. 102 mins.
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