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Dressed to Kill (1928)

 |  Comedy, Crime  |  18 March 1928 (USA)
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A mob boss' gang gets suspicious about their boss' new girlfriend, a beautiful young girl who doesn't seem to be the type who'd hang out with gangsters. They're not quite certain if she's actually a police agent or just a "groupie".

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Bob Perry ...
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Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
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Singing Walter
Charles Morton ...
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A mob boss' gang gets suspicious about their boss' new girlfriend, a beautiful young girl who doesn't seem to be the type who'd hang out with gangsters. They're not quite certain if she's actually a police agent or just a "groupie".

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A fascinating revelation of gangdom's evolution from the brass knuckled thugs of yesterday to the sleek haired "Dressed to Kill" dandies of today.

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Gentlemen-like gangsters struggling to survive
12 August 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

First of all, it is a silent movie from 1928 which is charming per se. As the title says it is about a gang of gangsters who lead a perfect life with some kind of profession and reputation - outwardly. Then while "committing" their real job they just change their silk hats into woolen hats and don't talk too much. This movie lives very much on the facial expressions and gestures of the actors (and actress). Everybody enjoying gangster movies situated in the 1920th will find abundance of the cool slang (in the titles in-between), the wonderful cool little eye-movements expressing everything (again in order not to talk too much). A young girl disguises her real identity to get the attention of these gentlemen to proceed in her own affair. This lady brings about a good portion of humor into the all so serious gangster world, she is very vividly played by Mary Astor. I enjoyed the film very much and gave it a 9/10. Make sure you can see it with live music!


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