The Grifters (1990)|
Myra : "Roy, you're a short con operator, and a good one, I think. Don't talk to me as if I'm another square."
Lilly : "you're getting out? You're on the level?" [01:41:00]
Roy : "This way you gotta go the square route." [01:42:00]
These examples, and at least one other, illustrate the common use of underworld cant in film noir.
The Grifters (1990). Directed by Stephen Frears, written by Donald E. Westlake. Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe, Robert Weems, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jimmy Noonan, Richard Holden, Henry Jones, Michael Laskin, Eddie Jones, Sandy Baron, Lou Hancock, Gailard Sartain, Noelle Harling. 119 min. USA, English, Colour, Dolby. based on The Grifters (1963) by Jim Thompson (1906/09/27-1977/04/07).