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 »
Edward G. Robinson,
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »
Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob. A New Year's Eve robbery at Little Arnie Lorch's casino results in the death of the new crime commissioner Alvin McClure. Rico's good friend Joe Massara, who works at the club as a professional dancer, works as the gang's lookout man and wants out of the gang. Rico is ambitious and eventually takes over Vettori's gang; he then moves up to the next echelon pushing out Diamond Pete Montana. When he orders Joe to dump his girlfriend Olga and re-join the gang, Olga decides there's only one way out for them. Written by
Eh, da foyst gangstah movie seems like a cahtoon, see?
"Little Caesar" is worth seeing, but I should warn you all, it seems pretty silly by today's standards. Chronicling the rise of Enrico Cesare "Rico" Bandello (Edward G. Robinson), there's everything that one can expect in a gangster movie: a lot of shooting and a lot of hot "dames".
The movie isn't a zero or anything; it's just that the whole thing is a little cartoonish. The actual plot sort of seems second to Rico's nasal accent, sometimes beginning and ending his sentences with "eh" and "see?", respectively. It essentially began the gangster movie as we know it today. But we have come a long way since then.
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