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Edward G. Robinson
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Date of Birth: Dec 12, 1893

Country: USA

Biography: Best remembered for his tough-guy roles as a gangster, Robinson was an outspoken public critic of fascism and Nazism. His character portrayals covered a wide range, with such roles as an insurance investigator in the film noir Double Indemnity, Dathan (adversary of Moses) in The Ten Commandments, and his final performance in the science-fiction story Soylent Green. (Wikipedia).

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Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008)
While lawbreakers such as Al Capone, John Dillinger, and Bonnie and Clyde were making headlines, Hollywood was bringing their fictionalized exploits to the screen. This documentary explores the invention, development, and legacy of the gangster genre.
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Soylent Green (1973)
In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff. (imdb)
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Lo B
An American soldier is wounded in Israel and slowly begins to lose his sight while hospitalized. (imdb)
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The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970)
Emile Pulska is visiting his old friend Abe Stillman. During the visit they are attacked and Emile is struck senseless. When he wakes up he is told that Abe is dead, dead by natural causes, the doctors tell him. When Emile insists that they were attacked, his relatives try to give him psychiatric help. Emile decides to try to find the killers himself, but someone is watching his every step...
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Song of Norway (1970)
Film based on the Broadway musical, a fictionalized account of the life of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. (timon88)
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Mackenna
The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they meet a group of "honorable" citizens and the cavalry crosses their way too - and that is even before they enter Indian territory. (imdb)
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It's Your Move (Uno Scacco Tutto Matto) stars Edward G. Robinson as MacDowell, a dilettante criminal who masterminds a fantastic bank heist. MacDowell exploits the fact that his butler's niece Monique (Maria Grazia Buccella) is the exact double of the bank president's secretary. Hiring three additional "doubles" for the bank's employees, MacDowell goes about the task of comically kidnapping the "originals" right under the noses of the bank directors. (allrovi.com)
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Never a Dull Moment (1968)
When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his role, but always searching for a way out of the well-guarded house. (imdb)
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The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Robinson, Welch and some incompetent European gangsters kidnap an American gangster who they think has a lot of money. (imdb)
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Peking Blonde (1967)
The third film from director Nicolas Gessner, this espionage drama is a filmed adaptation of the novel You Have Yourself a Deal by James Hadley Chase. Mireille Darc stars as Christine, a mysterious blonde suffering from amnesia who becomes the focus of international attention as rival spies compete to discover her identity. Christine carries with her a giant, priceless pearl and could be the lover of a Chinese nuclear scientist and know many important secrets. (allrovi.com)
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Grand Slam (1967)
After retirement, Professor James Anders presents criminal Mark Milford an elaborate plan to rob a diamond company in Brazil with a crew of professionals. The men assemble in Rio de Janeiro and run in to an unanticipated problem: a new alarm system called Grand Slam 70. (imdb)
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Operazione San Pietro (1967)
Small time crook Napoleone falls into an unlikely gang made up of a gangster, called The Baron, and his two cohorts, Agonia and The Captain, where Napoleone takes them to Rome where they shack up with a shady used car dealer called Il Cajella to help finance their new life of crime by planing to rob a statue from the Vatican. (imdb)
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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game. (imdb)
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The Outrage (1964)
A Mexican bandit, Juan Carrasco, spies a newlywed couple journeying through rugged country. He confronts them, rape and robbery on his mind, and the husband ends up dead. From the viewpoints of each participant and witness, a different story is told of what "really" happened. The "true" version is..... (imdb)
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Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve, the starving Indians have taken more abuse then it's worth and break it too by embarking on a 1,500 miles journey back to their ancestral hunting grounds. US Cavalry Capt. Thomas Archer is charged with their retrieval, but during the hunt grows to respect their noble courage, and decides to help them. (imdb)
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Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Robin and the 7 Hoods mirthfully gives the Robin Hood legend a Depression-era, mobtown Chicago setting. There, North Side boss Robbo (Frank Sinatra) hopes to get a leg up in his power struggle with rival racketeer Guy Gisborne (Peter Falk). Robbo sets himself up as a latter-day Robin Hood with philanthropic fronts enabling him to scam the rich, take his cut, and then give to the poor. (IMDb)
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The Prize (1963)
For some reason, this year's Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to the young author Andrew Craig, who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing... (imdb)
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A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963)
Ten year old Sammy travels 4500 miles on his own from the Suez Canal to Durban, South Africa. (imdb)
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My Geisha (1962)
Paul Robaix is a well known director, married to Lucy Dell, a famous movie star. Robaix wants to make a movie of the classic play Madame Butterfly, but he doesn't want his wife to play the leading part, as in his previous pictures. Producer Sam Lewis and Lucy Dell think up a scheme to get her in the picture after all. Lucy disguises as a Geisha, and gets the leading part in the picture. When Robaix finds out he gets so mad, he wants to divorce Lucy... (imdb)
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Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
The film depicts the shooting of a peplum movie in Rome by a team of decadent Hollywood stars. It contains several references to a previous and successful Minnelli's movie, The Bad and the Beautiful, starring also Kirk Douglas, and the story was seen by many somehow as a reelaboration of the past relationship between actors Tyrone Power and Linda Christian and producer Darryl Zanuck. (Wikipedia)
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Seven Thieves (1960)
A discredited professor and a sophisticated thief decide to join together and pick a team to pull off one last job--the casino vault in Monte Carlo. (imdb)
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Pepe (1960)
The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood star Ted Holt, leading to Pepe's journey to Hollywood to get the horse back, and Pepe's encounter with half the stars working in Hollywood at the time (imdb)
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A Hole in the Head (1959)
An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son. (imdb)
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Nightmare (1956)
A musician was hypnotised in order to commit a crime. When he wakes up he tries to find the truth with the help of his brother-in-law who is a police officer. (imdb)
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The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (imdb)
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Illegal (1955)
After an overly aggressive district attorney (Robinson) unwittingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he turns to alcohol and ends up a "fixer" for a local crime kingpin, resulting in a conflict of interest with his former friends and associates and putting him a tight spot when he has to defend his friend against the new D.A. - at the risk of exposing his new boss.
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A Bullet for Joey (1955)
Montreal: the former well-known gangster Joey Victor is fetched from Europe, where he was deported to from USA. His shall kidnap the nuclear physicist Dr. Macklin and bring him behind the Iron Curtain. Joey reactivates his old gang, including the formerly attractive Joyce. She shall seduce the erotically inexperienced Macklin and lure him out of his closely protected quarters. But the FBI becomes suspicious. (imdb)
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The Violent Men (1955)
A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think again. When one of his hands is murdered he decides to stay and fight, utilizing his war experience. Not all is well at Anchor with the owner's wife carrying on with his brother who anyway has a Mexican moll in town. (imdb)
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Tight Spot (1955)
Sherry Conley, a street tough and cynical woman with an unhappy family background, is taken from prison to a hotel, where the DA tries to convince her to testify against a mobster. Sherry is reluctant because the last witness was murdered before he made it to the stand, and why should she stick her neck out? At the hotel, several attempts are made on her life, and she falls for Vince, the policemen guarding her. (imdb)
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Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
When ex-cop Steve Rollins is released from San Quentin after five years, his only thoughts are of revenge on the men who framed him for manslaughter. Back in San Francisco, his quest for the truth brings him up against ruthless waterfront gang boss Victor Amato. (imdb)
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Black Tuesday (1954)
Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning - a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. (imdb)
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Big Leaguer (1953)
John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the 18-22 year old hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract. They all have dreams and talent, but the elimination whittles them down to a lucky few who will get the $150 a month contract. This year John's niece comes down from the home office in New York and is attracted to tall quiet Adam. (imdb)
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Vice Squad (1953)
When a police officer is shot arresting a car thief, Captain Barnaby uses his skills and contacts to track down the culprits and uncovers a bank heist plan in the process. Barnaby has no qualms about bending the law to achieve his ends, including trumped up charges to persuade his only witness to cooperate or detaining some call girls to coerce their madam to help him. In the meantime he deals with everyday police business, juggling seemingly trivial matters with more serious ones. (imdb)
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The Glass Web (1953)
The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show "Crime of the Week," which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week's show. (imdb)
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Actors and Sin (1952)
Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a nine-year-old boy--is the author of a borderline pornographic book. (imdb)
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House of Strangers (1949)
Max Monetti is consumed with vengeance against his brothers after their betrayal of his father Gino. But after remembering his past, especially his relationship with Irene Bennett, Max realizes that his father had caused all the tension within the family and makes peace with his brothers. (imdb)
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It
A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her. (imdb)
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Key Largo (1948)
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (imdb)
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All My Sons (1948)
A veteran discovers his father cut costs on wartime military equipment. (TCM.com)
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Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. (imdb)
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The Red House (1947)
Pete and Ellen have reared Meg as their own, ever since she was a baby and her parents took off. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath to come help with chores on the farm: Pete isn't getting around on his wooden leg like he used to. When Nath insists on using a short cut home through the woods, Pete gets quite agitated and warns him of screams in the night, of terrors associated with the red house... (imdb)
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Blow-Ups of 1947 (1947)
A bloopers reel culled from movie productions of 1947, made for the Warners Club. (Timon88)
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The Stranger (1946)
College professor Charles Rankin (Welles) lives in a quiet Connecticut town with his wife Mary (Young). Little does his wife and his neighbors know, Rankin is actually notorious Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler. But his true identity may be revealed when mild-mannered war crimes commissioner Wilson (Robinson) arrives, posing as an antiques dealer.
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Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
Life in small town Wisconsin. Selma and Arnold, aged 7 and 5, pal around together between their two farms. Selma has a newborn calf that her father gave to her which she named 'Elizabeth'. Nels is the editor of the Fuller Junction Spectator and the kids just call him 'editor'. Viola is the new school teacher from the big city. While Nels wants to marry Viola, Viola does not want to live in a small quiet, nothing happening town. The biggest news is that Faraassen has built a new barn. (imdb)
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Scarlet Street (1945)
When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has. (imdb)
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Double Indemnity (1944)
An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (imdb)
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Tampico (1944)
Oil-tanker Captain Manson rescues Kathie Hall after her ship is sunk by a U-boat. He marries her. When his ship is sunk and she is suspected because she has no identification. Manson tries to clear her of the charge and discovers that his first mate, Adamson, is a German agent. (imdb)
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The Woman in the Window (1944)
Gotham College professor Wanley and his friends become obsessed with the portrait of a woman in the window next to the men's club... (imdb)
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Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)
Henpecked Mr. Winkle is only too happy to go to war when he's drafted. Later his nagging wife and his neighbors are astonished when he returns home as a decorated war hero. (imdb)
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Destroyer (1943)
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub. (TCM.com)
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Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists. (imdb)
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Moscow Strikes Back (1942)
A Soviet war documentary about the Battle of Moscow made in October 1941 - January 1942 (Wikipedia)
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Tales of Manhattan (1942)
An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat discover, misfortune can often lead to truth. (imdb)
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Larceny, Inc. (1942)
Three bumbling crooks buy a store so that they can rob the bank next door. When they soon discover the money they can make as legitimate businessmen, they abandon their plan. Trouble is, one of their cohorts, who's escaped from jail, won't let them. (imdb)
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Manpower (1941)
Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang. One night Hank and Johnny meet Fay Duval in a clip joint, but tensions start to show in the road crew as rivalry between Hank and Johnny increases. (imdb)
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The Sea Wolf (1941)
Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard the sealer "Ghost," captained by the cruel Wolf Larsen. The crew mutinies against Larsen's many crimes, and though van Weyden, Ruth, and George try to escape Larsen's clutches, they find themselves drawn inexorably back to him as the "Ghost" sails toward disaster. (imdb)
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Unholy Partners (1941)
A tough, ambitious newspaperman starts a new tabloid in 1919 New York, with a crooked big-time gambler as a partner. (imdb)
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Brother Orchid (1940)
Gang boss Little John Sarto returns from Europe where he was looking for "class" to find his old mob taken over by Jack Burns. When he 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 his has found class at last in the monastery. (imdb)
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Dr. Ehrlich
Dr. Paul Ehrlich was the German physician who developed the first synthetic antimicrobial drug, 606 or Salvarsan. The film describes how Ehrlich first became interested in the properties of the then-new synthetic dyes and had an intuition that they could be useful in the diagnosis of bacterial diseases... (imdb)
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A Dispatch from Reuter
Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service. (imdb)
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Blackmail (1939)
John Harrington escapes from prison and becomes John Ingram. He sets up a business which puts out oil fires. A newsreel reveals the truth to William Ramey, the real crook for whom Ingram was in prison. (imdb)
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Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
Ed Renard is a G-Man investigating a huge Nazi spy ring in the United States. Contacts are discovered and arrested in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. (imdb)
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The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)
Dr. Clitterhouse is fascinated with the working of the criminal mind. His interest is so deep that he finds the best way to observe criminals in action is to become one himself! Whilst robbing a safe at an exclusive party he stumbles across an organized gang trying to the same thing. He teams up with the gang to observe them in action but one of the members, Rocks Valentine would like nothing better than to see Clitterhouse out of the way. (imdb)
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I Am the Law (1938)
Law professor John Lindsay is asked by a civic leader to become a special prosecutor to go after the racketeers in town. (imdb)
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A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with foreclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses. (imdb)
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Thunder in the City (1937)
A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen. (imdb)
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Kid Galahad (1937)
Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister. (imdb)
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The First Gangster and the Last Gangster (1937)
Edward G. Robinson talks to the audience about the history of gangster films and intro dues his latest vehicle. (imdb)
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The Last Gangster (1937)
Gangster Joe Krozac is in prison for ten years. Reporter Paul North is fired by his newspaper for writing articles sympathetic to Krozac's wife and young son. She divorces Krozac and marries North. When Korzac gets out he goes looking for his former wife and son. (imdb)
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Bullets or Ballots (1936)
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 mob. "Buggs" Fenner thinks Blake is a police agent. (imdb)
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The Whole Town
A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.
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Barbary Coast (1935)
Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She falls in love with miner Carmichael and takes his gold dust at the wheel. She goes after him, Louis goes after her with intent to harm Carmichael. (imdb)
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The Man with Two Faces (1934)
Actress Jessica Wells, sister of actor Damon Wells, is on top of her form except when her husband Vance is around. When Vance takes her to the apartment of a theatrical producer she comes home incoherent and Vance is found dead in the vanished producer's hotel suite. (imdb)
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Dark Hazard (1934)
Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie Marge leaves him. After a few years he returns, but she is now in love with old flame Pres. Jim buys racing dog Dark Hazard and makes a fortune which he loses on roulette. (imdb)
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I Loved a Woman (1933)
Art student John Hayden interrupts his studies in Greece to head his father's meat packing business on his father's death. He marries social climber Martha who taunts him for his ideals regarding worker happiness and meat purity. He begins supporting the musical career of singer Laura. During the Spanish American war he sells the Army tainted meat. Martha puts detectives on him and Laura. Indicted for fraud, he flees to Greece. (imdb)
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The Little Giant (1933)
Prohibition is ending so bootlegger Bugs Ahearn decides to crack California society. He leases a house from down-on-her-luck Ruth and hires her as social secretary. He rescues Polly Cass from a horsefall and goes home to meet her dad who sells him some phony stock certificates. When he learns about this he sends to Chicago for mob help. (imdb)
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The Hatchet Man (1932)
San Francisco Tong hatchet man Wong must execute his boyhood friend Sun. Sun agrees to will him all his property if he will marry Sun's daughter Toya San. Years later she does marry Wong, now a powerful figure, though she loves evil Harry. Still later Wong learns that Harry has been deported and taken Toya with him to China. He goes after them. (imdb)
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Tiger Shark (1932)
Mike is a great tuna fisherman though he lost a hand to a shark years earlier saving Pipes Boley. Now Mike is happily married to Quita and doesn't notice that Pipes and Quita are falling for each other. (imdb)
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Two Seconds (1932)
A condemned murderer, in the process of being executed, relives the events that led to his being sentenced to die in the electric chair. (imdb)
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Silver Dollar (1932)
Yates and Sarah Martin are barely getting by in a Colorado boom town grocery store. Sudden wealth leads to greater prosperity and political power. In Denver Yates buys a mansion and builds an opera house. He leaves Sarah for glamorous Lily and, when he makes it to Washington as Senator, marries her. When the gold standard is introduced, he's ruined. (imdb)
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How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 10:
Joe E. Brown bets Edward G. Robinson dinner that Brown can beat golf master Bobby Jones in a game. Brown hedges the bet by arranging for Jones to hit Brown's drives and Brown to hit Jones's, with Jones to get himself out of any trouble spots that Brown's drives land him in. Jones then demonstrates the proper method for hitting the ball out of roughs, water, weeds, and trees. (imdb)
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The Slippery Pearls (1931)
Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanitarium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the investigation of the reported theft of Norma Shearer's jewelry. Laurel & Hardy appear briefly (as does every other cast member) as two detectives. (imdb)
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Round About Hollywood (1931)
This short travelogue depicts snippets of locations in Hollywood, California, most of them as seen from the streets. Considerable time is taken showing the kinds of architecture of private homes. There are images of various important buildings, and a depiction of the Hollywood Bowl. Finally, there is a sequence revolving around the premiere of the film Dirigible (1931) at the famed Chinese Theatre. (imdb)
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Little Caesar (1931)
Rico joins Sam Ventori's gang. He replaces Sam as leader, pushes rival gang leader Arnie Lorch out of town... (imdb)
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Smart Money (1931)
Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel. (imdb)
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Five Star Final (1931)
Editor Hinchecliffe wants to boost circulation for his "New York Gazette" and city editor Randall puts his top reporter on a 20-year-old murder case in which Nancy Vorhees shot her lover. As she is now a happy wife and mother, she pleads with Randall to drop it. When he won't, she poisons herself. More trouble ensues. (imdb)
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A Lady to Love (1930)
Middle-aged Napa Valley grape-grower Tony posts a marriage proposal to San Francisco waitress Lena enclosing a photo of his handsome younger brother Buck. When she gets there she overlooks his duplicity and marries him. Then she falls in love with Buck. (imdb)
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Outside the Law (1930)
Fingers is planning a half-million-dollar bank robbery in gang boss Cobra Collins' territory. Fingers' moll Connie tries to bluff Cobra into thinking the hit won't be for another week when the call comes through saying it's now. (imdb)
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Night Ride (1930)
Just after newsman Rooker and Ruth Kearns are married he covers a double murder during a bank robbery. Cigarettes at the scene implicate gangster Tony Garotta. Garotta kidnaps Rooker and another reporter, intending to kill them. (imdb)
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The Widow From Chicago (1930)
Vice lord Dominic has brought Swifty Dorgan east to do a job for him. When Swifty appears to have died falling from a train, detective Henderson impersonates him hoping to get into the mob. When he's killed his sister Polly poses as Swifty's widow and gets a singing job at Dominic's nightclub. Then the real Swifty shows up. (imdb)
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East Is West (1930)
Ming Toy is on the auction block in China. She is saved by Billy and taken to San Francisco by Lo Sang Kee. To save her from deportation she is sold to Charlie Yong, the Chop Suey King. Billy kidnaps her with plans of marriage. (imdb)
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The Hole in the Wall (1929)
Mrs. Ramsey sent Jean Oliver to prison on a false charge. To get even, Jean (disguised as Madame Mystera) plans to kidnap her daughter and turn her into a thief. Love entanglements with a gangster known as "The Fox" and newspaperman Grant complicate her plans. (imdb)
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The Bright Shawl (1923)
Charles Abbott is a wealthy adventurer in Cuba of the 1850s. He is in love with Narcissa but goes after La Clavel to obtain information on the Spanish. He becomes implicated in the death of his friend Escobar, brother of Narcissa. (imdb)
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