6.5/10
63
5 user 1 critic

Outside the Law (1930)

Fingers is planning a half-million-dollar bank robbery in gang boss Cobra Collins' territory. Fingers' moll Connie tries to bluff Cobra into thinking the hit won't be for another week when the call comes through saying it's now.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Although his murdered friend was by all accounts a scoundrel a true "bounder" Edward Wales is determined to trap his killer by staging a seance using a famous medium. Many of the 13 seance ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Conrad Nagel, Leila Hyams, Margaret Wycherly
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When an animal trapper in Indo-China finds that his daughter's fiancé is being successfully seduced by her estranged mother, he takes appropriate action.

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lon Chaney, Lupe Velez, Estelle Taylor
Iron Man (1931)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis.

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lew Ayres, Robert Armstrong, Jean Harlow
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mike Morgan creates the illusions that magicians use in their shows. While his business is Miracles for Sale, his hobby is exposing fake spiritualists. At the club, he is invited to attend ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Robert Young, Florence Rice, Frank Craven
Certificate: Passed Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult blames vampires; but not all is what it seems.

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan
The Big City (1928)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Rivalry between two gangs of thieves. The sympathetic group reforms: the others are brought to justice.

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, James Murray
Night Ride (1930)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Just after newsman Rooker and Ruth Kearns are married he covers a double murder during a bank robbery. Cigarettes at the scene implicate gangster Tony Garotta. Garotta kidnaps Rooker and another reporter, intending to kill them.

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Barbara Kent, Edward G. Robinson
The Unknown (1927)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford
Certificate: Passed Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An escaped convict uses miniaturized humans to wreak vengeance on those that framed him.

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Vice lord Dominic has brought Swifty Dorgan east to do a job for him. When Swifty appears to have died falling from a train, detective Henderson impersonates him hoping to get into the mob.... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: Alice White, Edward G. Robinson, Neil Hamilton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Connie Madden
...
Cobra Collins
...
Harry 'Fingers' O'Dell
...
Police Captain Fred O'Reilly
Delmar Watson ...
The Kid
Eddie Sturgis ...
Jake
...
Humpy
Edit

Storyline

Fingers is planning a half-million-dollar bank robbery in gang boss Cobra Collins' territory. Fingers' moll Connie tries to bluff Cobra into thinking the hit won't be for another week when the call comes through saying it's now.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

the most powerfully thrilling underworld melodrama of all

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sirenen um Mitternacht  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1921-1930 erroneously credits Frank Burke with the role of the District Attorney; Frederick Burt plays the role. See more »

Connections

Remade as Inside Job (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Grand Appassionato
(uncredited)
Music by Giuseppe Becce
[main title music]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dress rehearsal
7 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Before Edward G. Robinson had his career role in Little Caesar he did a few films including a couple of silent movies and in several of them played a gangster. Watching Outside The Law you think you are watching Robinson in a dress rehearsal for Little Caesar.

All the snarling all the mannerisms are there for Robinson in this film. He plays a gangland boss who likes to control all the crime action in his are and get his cut. But Owen Moore and moll Mary Nolan aren't splitting with anybody when they pull a bank job. So it's a question of whether the cops will get them or Robinson.

Nolan though she overacts considerably as did just about everyone in those early talkies. She tries to vamp Robinson, but he's as uninterested as he was in Little Caesar.

Curiously enough both Moore and Nolan were coming close to the end of their respective careers. Both were known for high living and partying away in the Roaring Twenties. They both died too young.

But Robinson was just getting started and you'll swear you are seeing Little Caesar. Had he been the main character as he was in Little Caesar this could have been the breakout role for him.

Tod Browning directed this film and it's remake of one he did ten years earlier with Lon Chaney. A real treat for fans of Eddie Robinson.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?