The Best 31 Films of Edward G. Robinson.

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)
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An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
2.
Key Largo (1948)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
3.
Larceny, Inc. (1942)
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Three ex-cons buy a luggage shop to tunnel into the bank vault next door. But despite all they can do, the shop prospers... (95 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
4.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
5.
House of Strangers (1949)
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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. (101 mins.)
 
6.
All My Sons (1948)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Irving Reis
 
7.
The Sea Wolf (1941)
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Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard... (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
8.
The Last Gangster (1937)
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A organized crime big shot is jailed for ten years after his wife becomes pregnant and becomes bitter when she divorces him and remarries. (81 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
9.
Illegal (1955)
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After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientle. (88 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
10.
Little Caesar (1931)
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A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune. (79 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
11.
A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
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Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with forclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses. (85 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
12.
Soylent Green (1973)
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In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)
 
13.
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
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An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
14.
The Woman in the Window (1944)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
15.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
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A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation. (93 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
16.
Bullets or Ballots (1936)
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After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him... (82 mins.)
 
17.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
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When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve... (154 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
18.
The Prize (1963)
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As the Nobel Prize winners come to Stockholm to receive their awards, their lives are overturned and perturbed in various ways. (134 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
19.
The Outrage (1964)
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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events. (96 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
20.
A Hole in the Head (1959)
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An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
21.
The Little Giant (1933)
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When Prohibition ends, a beer baron sees the writing on the wall, quits the rackets, and tries to break into California society. (76 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
22.
Brother Orchid (1940)
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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. (88 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
23.
Kid Galahad (1937)
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Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
24.
Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
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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. (130 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
25.
Scarlet Street (1945)
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When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fianc persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has. (103 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
26.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
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When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity. (81 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
27.
Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
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After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter. (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
28.
Manpower (1941)
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Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang... (104 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
29.
Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)
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Wilbert Winkle, a henpecked, mild-mannered, middle-aged bank clerk and handyman finds himself in the midst of battle in the South Pacific. (80 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
30.
Nightmare (1956)
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A New Orleans musician has a nightmare about killing a man in a strange house but he suspects that it really happened. (89 mins.)
Director: Maxwell Shane
 
31.
The Stranger (1946)
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An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles