John Smith is a young architect who changed his name from Marco Ricca when he realized that being a notorious bootlegger's son was not likely to help his career. Maria Palmiero's father is ... See full summary »
John Smith is a young architect who changed his name from Marco Ricca when he realized that being a notorious bootlegger's son was not likely to help his career. Maria Palmiero's father is also a bootlegger, and she's finding that the high society circles she wants to move in are not very welcoming to her. Naturally, John and Maria's fathers are waging a brutal gang war back in New York, and naturally John and Maria fall in love. The premise mirrors that of "Romeo and Juliet," but the plot doesn't, although the bodies do pile up. Written by
Cameron Majidi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An excellent cast of skilled actors and actresses coupled with a terrific, original script make this movie the best gangster flick ever made. Forget Cagney, Bogart and Edward G. Robinson. None of the gangster flicks those guys ever made is as good as this one. Here's Leo Carillo as a completely ruthless cold blooded killer who lives with his mother, a son and a beautiful daughter. His opponent is Boris Karloff who has two sons. He is not yet famous for his portrayal of the Frankenstein monster. Both of these men are serious cold blooded killers trying to put each other out of business by whacking each others people. One of Karloff's sons changed his name to escape the shadow of his father's bootlegging business. Carillo's daughter has no escape from her thuggish father. Then they meet and fall in love. Make no mistake. You will never see a more intelligent drama than this one. Everything about it is just wonderful especially the totally unexpected climatic ending.
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