Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewellery thieves. After a spell in jail the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from thieves himself, and sets about getting close to gangster boss Arnold Rothstein to move in on his booze, girls, gambling, and drugs operations. Written by
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The Most Vicious Hood in Gangland History!
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Did You Know?
In an interview about the making of this film, cinematographer Lucien Ballard
recalled, "We wanted to go for an authentic atmosphere for the 1920s where the film was showing. So after seeing some of the rushes, the producer went to Boetticher [director Budd Boetticher
] and said, 'I thought you said Ballard was a great cameraman - this looks like it was shot in 1920!' And Budd said, 'It's SUPPOSED to look like it was shot in 1920!'* See more
When Legs Diamond is shot, he falls between two beds face down with his shoes pointed down. The next shot shows him face up. See more
Jack 'Legs' Diamond
You can't kill me, I'm Legs Diamond.
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