Dog Day Afternoon

Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning (starring)
Sidney Lumet (director)
P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore (article)
Patrick Mann (novel)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1975. Vintage US one-sheet poster for the 1975 film.

Based on the 1974 novel by Patrick Mann, in turn based on a true story published in "Life" magazine. An inexperienced robber and his friend attempt to rob a bank, largely in order for the robber's girlfriend, a preoperative transgender woman, to afford gender confirmation surgery. Director Sidney Lumet's masterpiece, a snapshot of New York invoking queer politics, city politics, police politics, personal politics, and the mood of a city in the heat of the early 1970s—all without being overtly political. AMPAS holdings show two copies.

Shot on location in New York.

27 x 41 inches. Very Good plus, folded as issued, with light wear and creasing along the folds.

National Film Registry. Ebert III. Grant US. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime. Lee, The Heist Film. Spicer US.

[Book #160871]