A lot of scenes such as the car chases are clearly an homage paid to the gangster movies of the early 30's. I also noticed a few problems with the editing. A bit strange as Robert Aldrich who produced this movie had the final cut here. Good Connie Stevens acts too. Recommended.
This ridiculously anachronistic vehicle was sputtering along with inappropriate pacing and missed editing beats. With very little plot and even less character development, this was excruciating to watch. If you want a 1970s take on the Great Depression era, please watch "Thieves Like Us" or "The Sting," and skip this.
Not Aldrich's most stylish film . On the plus side there is a dynamite performance by Kim Darby as a kidnap victim who may or may not be starting to enjoy her grim predicament. On the minus side, the gang of kidnappers, a Ma Barker-type and her motley brood, simply is not threatening ENOUGH to make you believe Darby is in a lot of danger. I couldn't help wondering why she didn't just up and leave.