SMALL TIME CROOKS is a great film that I've enjoyed it many times over the years. I love it when Woody does light-hearted comedies like this. From beginning to end, the story moves along so quickly, with so many great small touches, that you can't take it all in with just one viewing. Excellent cast, wonderful script, very natural camerawork that fits the story perfectly, quick pace...SMALL TIME CROOKS is simply a joy to watch. Highly recommended.
Would make a perfect double-feature with THE CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION.
HIGH SIERRA (1941)