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2 hours ago, Ampersand said:

The Last Gangster (1937)


I was going to take a nap but by chance I saw this was on and I had to watch it. Starring Edward G. Robinson in an on-type role as a gangster, kingpin, a very Edward GR role. Alongside the two above as a reporter and the missus who technically speaks English, Alan Baxter as Acey and Lionel Stander as Curly who both play some great roles. It's just well acted in general, maybe some scruples with the kid, but has some nice twists. The gangsters play their roles nicely, the working class does their part, the inmates get their moments too and it's an intriguing ride.

I thought it would be a more typical gangster flick, but it made me think of a biopic. With the amount of time spent in jail where Krozac wasn't running his criminal empire from, the swapping between Mr. and Mrs. Krozac, the fervent need to see his son and once he leaves the prison, it doesn't slow down. But with the character development of our gangster, it almost feels like a character drama at times. And even though it's another gangster role, this movie still felt different; might have been due to the vulnerability of Krozac's character

And Edward Brophy has a great minor role in it, think I saw him in Larceny Inc, one of my favorite Edward G. Robinson movies.



22 hours ago, jaragon said:

Sports is more than just looking hot in shorts...


Such a touching tribute, thank you so much.

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