After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
Gang boss Little John Sarto returns from Europe where he was looking for "class" to find the new gang leader Jack Burns unwilling to relinquish his control. When Sarto puts together a rival gang he gets wounded and seeks refuge in a monastery. He is gradually transformed by the simple, sincere brothers and, after one last gangland appearance, decides he has found class at last in the monastery.Written by
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Sunday 12 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9), in Los Angeles Monday 10 September 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Indianapolis Saturday 29 September 1956 on WISH (Channel 8), in both Salt Lake City and Miami Friday 16 November 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2) and on WTVJ (Channel 4), in Cincinnati Friday 7 December 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12), in Phoenix Thursday 20 December 1956 on KVAR (Channel 12), and in Spokane Saturday 22 December 1956 on KREM (Channel 2). See more »
At 1:25:55 As Brother Orchid enters the monastery, he holds his hat with both hands. When it cuts to a medium shot, he is holding it with one. See more »
I didn't double-cross you at Fat Duchy's. I wanted Jack Buck to make up with you. And I was dumb enough to believe him.
Little Johnny Sarto:
Yeah? What do you think now, I'm dumb enough to believe you?
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It's Impossible For Edward G. Robinson to Make a Bad Gangster Movie
Gangster Little John Sarto (Edward G. Robinson) retires from the racket to "get some class." After that flops he tries to reclaim his old mob, which is now run by Jack Buck (Humphrey Bogart). After nearly being rubbed out and believing his girlfriend (Ann Sothern) set him up, Little John joins a monastery! Entertaining Warner Bros. gangster comedy is helped by fun dialogue and solid cast. Robinson, Bogart, and Sothern are all great. Support from the likes of Ralph Bellamy, Allen Jenkins, Cecil Kellaway, and Donald Crisp. Doesn't launch into the monastery part of the film until about halfway through. It's a fairly routine gangster story for the first half. Although with this cast, fairly routine is still pretty enjoyable to watch.
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