The Best 31 Films of Edward G. Robinson.by John Jacoby | created - 19 Aug 2011 | updated - 24 Jan 2015 | Public
My favorite actor growing up was Edward G. Robinson. I was enthralled with the Warner Brothers gangster characterizations of the great Eddie G., whether straight forward bad guys or the many tongue in cheek characters. In real life, Mr. Robinson, was a discerning, tasteful, gentle patron of the arts and a great humanitarian and appreciator of beauty. In his film career, he was always excellent and quite prolific and hard working, and so listing 31 of his best films was quite effortless. So, here are 31 of the best films of the wonderful, Edward G. Robinson.
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1. Double Indemnity (1944)
Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
Votes: 112,393 | Gross: $5.72M
2. Key Largo (1948)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.
4. The Ten Commandments (1956)
G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
Votes: 53,039 | Gross: $93.74M
5. House of Strangers (1949)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.
6. All My Sons (1948)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir
During WW2, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter.
7. The Sea Wolf (1941)
Approved | 100 min | Drama, Adventure
After being fished out of the sea by a sealer, three fugitives find themselves prisoners of the ship's brutal skipper who refuses to put them ashore and they hatch an escape plan during a crew mutiny.
8. The Last Gangster (1937)
Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A gangster is jailed for ten years after his wife becomes pregnant. He becomes bitter when she divorces him and remarries.
9. Illegal (1955)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.
11. A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with forclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses.
12. Soylent Green (1973)
PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.
14. The Woman in the Window (1944)
Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.
16. Bullets or Ballots (1936)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »
17. Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Not Rated | 154 min | Drama, History, Western
The Cheyenne, tired of broken U.S. government promises, head for their ancestral lands but a sympathetic cavalry officer is tasked to bring them back to their reservation.
19. The Outrage (1964)
Approved | 96 min | Drama, Western, Crime
Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.
21. The Little Giant (1933)
Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
When Prohibition ends, a beer baron sees the writing on the wall, quits the rackets, and tries to break into California society.
22. Brother Orchid (1940)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.
24. Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
130 min | Comedy
To help his divorced neighbor claim a substantial inheritance, a family man poses as her husband. The ruse spills over into his career in advertising, and his recent promotion relies on his wholesome and moral appearance.
25. Scarlet Street (1945)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.
26. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
Approved | 81 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity.
27. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.
28. Manpower (1941)
Approved | 104 min | Drama
Two friends, who are members of a road crew employed by a Los Angeles power company, battle the elements to restore electrical power and trade punches over the same woman.
29. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)
Approved | 80 min | War, Comedy
Wilbert Winkle, a henpecked, mild-mannered, middle-aged bank clerk and handyman finds himself in the midst of battle in the South Pacific.