Little Caesar

Little Caesar

DVD - 2005
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A small-time hood rises to criminal fame and power. Adapted from W.R. Burnett's novel.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment : Warner Home Video, [2005]
ISBN: 9781419801891
1419801899
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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akirakato
May 04, 2017

This is a 1931 American pre-Code gangster drama directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
37-year-old Robinson plays a hoodlum called "Little Caesar" who ascends the ranks of organized crime until he reaches its upper echelons.
The storyline was adapted from the novel of the same name by William R. Burnett.
Although he acted badly, this film miraculously made him a major film star.
Taking into consideration today's standard of crime drama, the film seems like a flop.

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Marvo301
Jul 16, 2016

An intriging portrait of the gangster era of the 1920's and 30's as seen in through the life of one specific gangster. We see his rise through the ranks of gang culture to the very top only to witness his ultimate fall from grace.

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Monolith
Sep 30, 2012

Archaic, benchmark gangster flick. The overacting cracked me up; Edward G. was almost a caricature of himself, if that makes any sense.

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KerrAvon
Aug 14, 2011

One of the great seminal films of the gangster genre! In a mere 70 minutes, you see the rise and fall of Rico (Robinson) from small-time hood to big-time boss. The ending is one of those unforgettable moments in Warner Brothers history! A must see!

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Monolith
Sep 30, 2012

Caesar Enrico Bandello: "Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?"

Library_Dragon May 27, 2011

"Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico...?"

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