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Dressed to Kill (1928)

A mob boss' gang gets suspicious about their boss' new girlfriend, a beautiful young girl who doesn't seem to be the type who'd hang out with gangsters. They're not quite certain if she's actually a police agent or just a "groupie".

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Malcolm Stuart Boylan (titles), William M. Conselman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edmund Lowe ... Mile-Away Barry
Mary Astor ... Jean MacDonald
Ben Bard ... Nick
Bob Perry Bob Perry ... Ritzy Hogan (as Robert Perry)
Joe Brown Joe Brown ... Himself
Tom Dugan ... Silky Levine
John Kelly ... Biff Simpson
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Detective Gilroy (as Robert E. O'Connor)
R.O. Pennell R.O. Pennell ... Professor
Ed Brady ... Singing Walter
Charles Morton ... Jeanne's Sweetheart
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Dunkinson Harry Dunkinson
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A mob boss' gang gets suspicious about their boss' new girlfriend, a beautiful young girl who doesn't seem to be the type who'd hang out with gangsters. They're not quite certain if she's actually a police agent or just a "groupie".

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You'll Gasp! You'll Thrill! Roaring Machine guns! Gangsters......Lust!...Hate! It's a Thriller! (Print Ad-Milwaukee Sentinel, ((Milwaukee, Wisc)) 13 May 1928) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amar para Morrer See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Although it has never been released on VHS or DVD, a 35mm print exists in the Museum of Modern Art film archive. See more »

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Gentlemen-like gangsters struggling to survive
12 August 2001 | by GudrunSee all my reviews

First of all, it is a silent movie from 1928 which is charming per se. As the title says it is about a gang of gangsters who lead a perfect life with some kind of profession and reputation - outwardly. Then while "committing" their real job they just change their silk hats into woolen hats and don't talk too much. This movie lives very much on the facial expressions and gestures of the actors (and actress). Everybody enjoying gangster movies situated in the 1920th will find abundance of the cool slang (in the titles in-between), the wonderful cool little eye-movements expressing everything (again in order not to talk too much). A young girl disguises her real identity to get the attention of these gentlemen to proceed in her own affair. This lady brings about a good portion of humor into the all so serious gangster world, she is very vividly played by Mary Astor. I enjoyed the film very much and gave it a 9/10. Make sure you can see it with live music!


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