Movie Night: Hillarious Walter Matthau in “Hopscotch”
The unrivaled comic team of Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson star in this high-energy tale of international intrigue from master British filmmaker Ronald Neame. Based on a best-selling novel by Brian Garfield, this blithe thriller centers on a disillusioned retired CIA agent Miles Kendig (Matthau), who with the help of a chic and savvy Viennese widow (Jackson), threatens to publish his memoirs and expose the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world.
The storyline is wonderfully naive (especially juxtaposed with the coarse realities of our current world). It’s refreshing to see the main character freely transfer from plane, to train, to boat and crossing international borders with ease.