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King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961)

 -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  11 June 1961 (USA)
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The story of flamboyant Prohibition-era gangster, gambler and bootlegger Arnold Rothstein.

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Dianne Foster ...
Carolyn Green Rothstein
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Timothy W. 'Big Tim' O'Brien
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Madge
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Detective Phil Butler
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Jim Kelly
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Tom Fowler
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Henry Hecht
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Bill Baird
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Lenny
Tim Rooney ...
Johnny Burke as young boy (as Timothy Rooney)
Murvyn Vye ...
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Jimmy Baird ...
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Abraham Rothstein
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Johnny Burke
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Moving from one scam to another Arnold Rothstein quickly becomes rich, and settles into the life of owning big-town gambling joints. Along the way he falls in loves and marries, makes a life-long enemy of a cop on the take, and gradually becomes hardened even to his closest friends. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The hell-bent, jazz-crazed era and the man who ruled it all! See more »

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As Exciting As Mineral Water
8 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You would think that it might be difficult to make a dull movie about the "roaring" twenties. This movie succeeds in spades. The lead actor (TV"s The Fugitive) is as stiff and flat as any ever seen on the big screen. Most of the performance involves staring down and looking up once in awhile with a half smile.

In fact only big little Mickey Rooney shows any life and thus through contrast steals the shallow show where the most exciting scene involves the transportation of a racehorse.

Of all the The Untouchables rip-offs of that era this is the worst. There is very little violence, except a punch thrown now and then, and very little else worth watching in this slow as sludge, talky, unconvincing Biography.

What we are left with is a TV looking widescreen film that has nothing in its scope. This movie is so bad that maybe we should turn our binoculars around just to get a laugh.


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