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Little Caesar

USA, English, 79 mins

  • Director: Mervyn LeRoy
  • Writer: W.R. Burnett; Robert N. Lee
  • Producer: Hal B. Wallis; Darryl F. Zanuck

CGiii Comment

The homosexual subtext is overshadowed by some of the worst acting ever to be seen on screen.

The script is no better.

Truly, diabolical - do not be duped into thinking that this is something special just because of its age - it is trash.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob. A New Year's Eve robbery at Little Arnie Lorch's casino results in the death of the new crime commissioner Alvin McClure. Rico's good friend Joe Massara, who works at the club as a professional dancer, works as the gang's lookout man and wants out of the gang. Rico is ambitious and eventually takes over Vettori's gang; he then moves up to the next echelon pushing out Diamond Pete Montana. When he orders Joe to dump his girlfriend Olga and re-join the gang, Olga decides there's only one way out for them.

Cast & Characters

Edward G. Robinson as Little Caesar / 'Rico';
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as Joe Massara;
Glenda Farrell as Olga Stassoff;
William Collier Jr. as Tony Passa;
Sidney Blackmer as Big Boy;
Ralph Ince as Pete Montana;
Thomas E. Jackson as Sergeant Flaherty;
Stanley Fields as Sam Vettori;
Maurice Black as Little Arnie Lorch;
George E. Stone as Otero;
Armand Kaliz as De Voss;
Nicholas Bela as Ritz Colonna;
Ernie Adams as Cashier;
Elmer Ballard as Undetermined Role;
Ferike Boros as Mrs. Passa

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