The Spanish Prisoner ★★★★

One of Steve Martin’s best roles, up there with his other scoundrel

And Rebecca Pigeon’s performance in this has grown on me over the years, maybe because no matter how many times I watch it, she remains young and crafty, while I get older and more susceptible to her tricks. 

So perfectly plotted and deftly handled, I’ll put this down as a tie for Mamet’s best-directed flick, a grift that never gets old.