Little Caesar (1931) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Darryl F. Zanuck.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by W.R. Burnett published in 1924.
Little Caesar was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2000.
Academy Awards 1930/31 --- Ceremony Number 4 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Writing||Francis Faragoh, Robert N. Lee||Nominated|
Little Caesar (1931)By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 2, 2019 From 4 Star Films
When I was a kid we had an old VHS of Bugs Bunny shorts and one of the caricatures in a gangster-themed storyline — although I didn’t know it at the time — was undoubtedly Edward G. Robinson. That voice. That mug. That smug self-assuredness. They’re inimitable. Even then I kn... Read full article
Little Caesar (1931)By Raquel Stecher on Feb 18, 2013 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog
image source Little Caesar (1931) is one of the original gangster films and influenced the movies in that genre that were to come. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and based on a novel by W. R. Burnett. Edward G. Robinson stars as Little Caesar aka Rico, a small time gangster looking to make it bi... Read full article
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Caesar Enrico Bandello: You can dish it out, but you got so you can't take it no more.
Caesar Enrico Bandello: Sam is through. Now you're through too.
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The character of Joe Massara was based on actor George Raft, who was associated with Owney Madden, the man who organized the taxi racket in New York City.
The film was reviewed in Photoplay Magazine in December 1930 (on the newstands in November), and ready for release in December 1930, but Warner's brass felt it was not a Christmas picture. It officially debuted at the Strand Theatre in New York City on 9 January 1931.
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