Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took ...
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In 18th-Century Russia, the Czar, Paul, is surrounded by murderous plots and trusts only Count Pahlen. Pahlen wishes to protect his friend, the mad king, but because of the horror of the ... See full summary »
Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took Joan, a policeman's daughter, to the theater, sneaked out during the intermission to commit the crime, then used her to support his alibi. The detective squad employs its most sophisticated and barbaric techniques, including planting an undercover agent in the gang, to bring him to justice. Written by
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Stagey early talkie enlivened in last few minutes by Morris performance
ALIBI was nominated for Best Film of 1929 (undeservedly) and Best Actor (Chester Morris). Morris'role as a crime tough is unremarkable until the last ten minutes when he turns chicken and cowers and whimpers - an effective change in the character and well handled by Mr. Morris. The film is a long, rather boring crime melodrama, very stage bound and difficult to sit through.
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