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The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)

Not Rated | | Crime, History | 15 May 1960 (Japan)
Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewel thieves. After a spell in jail, the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from other thieves ... See full summary »

Director:

Budd Boetticher

Writer:

Joseph Landon
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Danton ... Jack 'Legs' Diamond
Karen Steele ... Alice Scott
Elaine Stewart ... Monica Drake
Jesse White ... Leo 'Butcher' Bremer
Simon Oakland ... Lt. Moody
Robert Lowery ... Arnold Rothstein
Judson Pratt ... Fats Walsh
Warren Oates ... Eddie Diamond
Frank DeKova ... Syndicate Chairman
Gordon Jones ... Sgt. Joe Cassidy
Joseph Ruskin ... Matt Moran
Dyan Cannon ... Dixie (as Diane Cannon)
Richard Gardner Richard Gardner ... Vince Coll
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Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewel thieves. After a spell in jail, the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from other thieves himself and sets about getting close to gangster boss Arnold Rothstein to move in on his booze, girls, gambling, and illicit drug operations. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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"The bullet hasn't been made that can kill me!" See more »

Genres:

Crime | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Film debut of Dyan Cannon. See more »

Goofs

When Legs Diamond is shot, he falls between two beds face down (in the prone position) with his shoes pointed down. The next shot shows him face up (in the supine position). See more »

Quotes

Jack 'Legs' Diamond: You can't kill me, I'm Legs Diamond.
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Connections

Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

It Had To Be You
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Written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn
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Deadly Dancer
7 January 2020 | by steelblue55See all my reviews

Return to old style gangster movie. Filmed well and the pacing and energy are high and keep things moving along. Entertaining and well done even if not historically accurate.

There's only one thing left to say...

"I'm the deadly dancer, Legs Diamond is my name. Legs Diamond Deadly Dancer Legs Diamond Midnight Prancer......."


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Release Date:

15 May 1960 (Japan) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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