The 20 Greatest films of E.G. Robinson

While he is remembered mostly for his tough guy gangster, I think it is his tough guy thinker that really made his classics. There is no doubt that Peter Falk had to model Columbo after some of E.G.'s roles in this vein, and that was a remarkable character.
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
The Stranger (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
2.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
3.
Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
 
4.
Barbary Coast (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna... (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
5.
Key Largo (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
6.
Little Caesar (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune. (79 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
7.
The Outrage (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
 
8.
The Sea Wolf (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard... (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
9.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (154 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
10.
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Black comedy about a brilliant Park Avenue doctor who becomes a criminal in order to do research into the criminal mind. (87 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
11.
The Red House (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandon farmhouse, located deep in the woods. (100 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
12.
Tampico (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Oil-tanker Captain Manson rescues Kathie Hall after her ship is sunk by a U-boat. He marries her. When... (75 mins.)
Director: Lothar Mendes
 
13.
Vice Squad (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD captain of detectives Barney Barnaby. (87 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
 
14.
Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
 
15.
A Bullet for Joey (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In Montreal, a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved. (85 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
16.
Operation X (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A business tycoon spoils his young daughter, but his relationship with his wife leaves much to be desired. (81 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
 
17.
The Glass Web (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
18.
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Norwegian farmer lovingly raises his daughter in rural World War II-era Benson Junction, Wisconsin. (105 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
19.
 
20.
Soylent Green (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)