Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob. A New Year's Eve robbery at Little Arnie Lorch's casino results in the death of the new crime commissioner Alvin McClure. Rico's good friend Joe Massara, who works at the club as a professional dancer, works as the gang's lookout man and wants out of the gang. Rico is ambitious and eventually takes over Vettori's gang; he then moves up to the next echelon pushing out Diamond Pete Montana. When he orders Joe to dump his girlfriend Olga and re-join the gang, Olga decides there's only one way out for them.Written by
Includes what may be the first drive-by shooting murder in any film. See more »
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Caesar Enrico Bandello:
You didn't quit. Nobody ever quit me. You're still in my gang. You got that? I don't care how many fancy skirts you have hanging on to you. That Jane's made a softy out of you.
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Eh, da foyst gangstah movie seems like a cahtoon, see?
"Little Caesar" is worth seeing, but I should warn you all, it seems pretty silly by today's standards. Chronicling the rise of Enrico Cesare "Rico" Bandello (Edward G. Robinson), there's everything that one can expect in a gangster movie: a lot of shooting and a lot of hot "dames".
The movie isn't a zero or anything; it's just that the whole thing is a little cartoonish. The actual plot sort of seems second to Rico's nasal accent, sometimes beginning and ending his sentences with "eh" and "see?", respectively. It essentially began the gangster movie as we know it today. But we have come a long way since then.
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