McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" ... See full summary »
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,
Gang boss Little John Sarto returns from Europe where he was looking for "class" to find the new gang leader Jack Burns unwilling to relinquish his control. When Sarto puts together a rival gang he gets wounded and seeks refuge in a monastery. He is gradually transformed by the simple, sincere brothers and, after one last gangland appearance, decides he has found class at last in the monastery. Written by
Ed Stephan <email@example.com>
Both Charles De Ravenne (Stable Boy) and John Qualen (Mr. Pigeon) are in studio records for their roles in this film, "Brother Orchid (1940)," but neither were seen in the movie. See more »
Possibly deliberate mistake by the film makers, when John Sarto goes to get Willie the Knife (Allen Jenkins) released from the SanatoRium, the sign of the institution is misspelt "Pattonsville Private Sanitarium" See more »
Lloyd Bacon directed this gangster comedy that stars Edward G. Robinson as Little John Sarto, a gang boss who, after he returns from an extended European trip, finds that he has been overthrown by subordinate Jack Burns(played by Humphrey Bogart). After escaping an assassination attempt, he retreats to the mountains where he is restored to health by a monastery run by monks(played by Donald Crisp, Cecil Kellaway, among others). John finds a renewed faith in humanity by his extended stay here, where he is expected to work, and not be a big shot. However, the past catches up with him and unfinished business must be settled... Funny and insightful film with fine performances, script, and direction; quite warm, charming, though sadly little-known.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?