The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (Widescreen)

Starring: Ray Danton Director: Budd Boetticher
Jack Diamond had the moves. Some were on the dance floor, where he earned the nickname Legs. Others were in the streets of New York, where he built a criminal empire in the Roaring '20s -- and was the target of many gangland shootouts.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1960
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Jack Diamond had the moves. Some were on the dance floor, where he earned the nickname Legs. Others were in the streets of New York, where he built a criminal empire in the Roaring '20s -- and was the target of so many gangland shootouts he was also dubbed the Clay Pigeon.

Made when the popularity of TV's "The Untouchables" swept the land, this taut thriller directed by veteran Budd Boetticher (The Bullfighter and the Lady, Seven Men from Now) tells its true story with style, nerve and machine-gun pacing. Handsome Ray Danton plays Legs, a man so fearless and opportunistic you'd swear drain cleaner pumps through his veins. Great character players and rising hopefuls (such as Dyan Cannon as mob "pigeon" Dixie) adds to the terrific pleasures of this throwback to classic Warner Bros. 1930s gangster sagas.

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A chronicle of depression-days gangsters with a good balance of action gun battles and romance with flashy dolls. Look for a young, unbilled Dyan Cannon. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Black-and-White) Costume Design.

Plot Synopsis:

Biography of the legendary gangster, beginning with his rise to power and ending with his bloody death. The film dramatizes how Legs, a former dancer, became a powerful mob boss by violent manipulation and intimidation. The theory that Legs was not altogether sane is also explored; for example, he sets a woman's dress on fire -- while she's wearing it! Eventually the flashy gangster receives his comeuppance, as he loses his dominating influence and suffers a violent demise.

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Action | Crime | Organized Crime | Theatrical Release | True Story
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  • Sales Rank: 14,129
  • UPC: 883316353646
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