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The Music Box Kid (1960)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  June 1960 (USA)
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A young gangster in 1920's New York quickly rises through the ranks of the mob, then sets up his own murder-for-hire organization. When he starts kidnapping other mobsters for ransom, the ... See full summary »

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Margaret Shaw
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Carl Milletaire ...
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A young gangster in 1920's New York quickly rises through the ranks of the mob, then sets up his own murder-for-hire organization. When he starts kidnapping other mobsters for ransom, the New York gangs band together for revenge. Written by Anonymous

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Pretty good when the narrator shut up!
15 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Music Box Kid" is a decent crime film. In many ways, it's a 1960s rethinking of classic gangster films like "Little Caesar" and "The Public Enemy"--with slightly different sensibilities. However, the film occasionally is hampered by some heavy-handed and preachy narration. Fortunately, there isn't a lot of it--but it's particularly bad at the end of the film.

Ron Foster plays Larry Shaw. It follows him as he quickly rises up through the ranks in the mob. He's a big advantage over other mobsters in that he's even MORE sociopathic, violent and brash. So, it's not surprising that soon the mob he was working for wouldn't be big enough for him. So, he starts up is own mob--a group of freaks who specialize in contract killings and kidnappings. What's to come of him? See the film and find out for yourself.

For the most part I enjoyed this movie-more so that its sub-5.0 score on IMDb would suggest. But the narration is just too much and the film suffers a bit, as the movie was violent and exciting and the narration was anything but.


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