Camden Public Library’s Monday Night Movies in the Park series will present “The Sting” Aug. 5 at 8:15 p.m. in the Camden Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. The free series is presented with support from Allen Insurance & Financial. Bring blankets or chairs for seating; in the case of rain, this movie will be postponed until next season.

“The Sting” is the second, and final, time Robert Redford and Paul Newman teamed up, and it is one of the best movies of all time. Redford plays Depression-era confidence trickster Johnny Hooker, whose friend and mentor Luther Coleman (Robert Earl Jones) is murdered by racketeer/gambler Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hoping to avenge Luther’s death, Johnny begins planning a sting to destroy Lonnegan. He enlists the aid of “the greatest con artist of them all,” Henry Gondorff (Newman), who pulls himself out of a drunken stupor and rises to the occasion. They gather together an impressive array of con men, all of whom despise Lonnegan and wish to settle accounts on behalf of Luther.

Newman and Redford, along with director George Roy Hill, had a lot riding on this movie, given it was a follow-up to their earlier “Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.” “The Sting” won the Best Picture Oscar in 1973 and its score even produced another hit, “The Entertainer,” to compare with “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.”

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