March 30, 1979: The Silent Partner released in US cinemas

The Silent Partner (1978)

The Silent Partner is a Canadian heist film starring Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer and Susannah York.

The film was the first to be produced by Carolco Pictures and one of the earliest films from Canada to take advantage of the Canadian government’s “Capital Cost Allowance” plans. The Silent Partner is also notable for being one of the very few films to have a score composed by Oscar Peterson, and for featuring an early big-screen appearance by John Candy.

The Silent Partner is a remake of the Danish film Think of a Number (Tænk på et tal) from 1969 written and directed by Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt, based on the novel Tænk på et tal by Danish writer Anders Bodelsen.

A masterpiece of cunning and suspense… In a web of mounting tension, a beautiful girl is trapped and torn between two lovers, climaxing in a scene more terrifying than a nightmare!

A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he’s been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash. []

Notable cast & crew

  • Elliott Gould, “Miles Cullen”
  • Christopher Plummer, “Harry Reikle”
  • Susannah York, “Julie Carver”
  • John Candy, “Simonson”
  • Carolco Pictures, production company

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