Miller's Crossing Summary
Miller's Crossing begins with a glass being filled with ice and a man talking in the background. The man, Johnny Caspar, explains that every time he lays a bet with a certain person, the odds go bad for him. Caspar is upset because his bookie, Bernie, is selling tips on the way he bets, which makes his bets worth less. Caspar finishes his complaint by saying, "Friendship. Character. Ethics." Another man, Leo, tells Caspar that what he's saying is "as clear as mud," to which Caspar replies, "It's getting so a businessman, can't expect no return from a fixed fight. If you can't trust a fix, what can you trust?"
Caspar continues to explain that ethics are the only thing that separates people from animals, and Bernie selling him out is unethical. He then says that even though many other people know about the fix...
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Miller's Crossing Film Summary
Joel and Ethan Coen Biographies (1)
4,148 words, approx. 14 pages
Ever since their "whip-smart, masterful film noir" debut, as Onion A. V. Club contributor Nathan Rabin described the 1984 film Blood Simple, the Coen brothers have increasingly "cemented their po siti...
Essays & Analysis (2)
756 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Pulleine praises Miller's Crossing for its unity of plot and structure.
Blood Simple, the first feature of Joel Coen (writer-director) and his brother Ethan (writer-pro...
1,606 words, approx. 6 pages
Below, Jameson favorably reviews Miller's Crossing.
Ice dropping into a heavy-bottomed glass: cold, hard, sensuous. The first image in Miller's Crossing hits our ears before it hits the ...