The Great Train Robbery
(United Artists, 1979)
Sparkling period howdunit, written and directed by Michael Crichton from his own novel, and featuring the services of Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, and the captivating Lesley-Anne Down, which just on its face is a talent grand slam of noteworthy proportion. The film included an extended stunt scene atop the eponymous moving train, performed almost solely by Connery himself, at speeds of 50MPH. The entire movie has a deft light-hearted tone, and an excellent Jerry Goldsmith score, and is just the sort of perfect entertainment one goes to the movies to watch.