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- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 25, 2005
- Originally Released: 1930
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono 1.0 English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Edward G. Robinson & Douglas Fairbanks Jr.|
|Performer:||Stanley Fields, Glenda Farrell, Thomas E. Jackson, William Collier, Jr., Sidney Blackmer, Ralph Ince, Maurice Black & George E. Stone|
|Directed by||Mervyn LeRoy|
|Edited by||Ray Curtiss|
|Screenwriting by||Francis Edward Faragoh|
|Art Direction by||Anton Grot|
|Story by||W.R. Burnett|
|Produced by||Hal B. Wallis & Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Director of Photography:||Tony Gaudio|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"[I]t's the first outdoor gangster talkie to make a lasting impression..."
"Tautly directed by LeRoy..."
"The genius of Edward G. Robinson's performance as the pint-sized mobster lies in its diffidence."
Description by Warner Home Video:
- LITTLE CAESAR was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2000.
- Enrico Bandello was modeled after Al Capone.
- Mervyn LeRoy wanted Clark Gable to play Joe Massara. After the screen test, studio executives decided that Gable would never become a star because of his unusually large ears. Douglas Fairbanks was cast in his place.
- LeRoy had to fight to gain permission to shoot Burnett's violent novel, but the decision paid off--the film was a big box-office success, opening the door for even more violent work to come.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 47 ratings.
For the devout 1930's gangster movie fan, this special edition is a must - the commentaries from UCLA film historians, documentary, Leonard Maltin's splendid introduction, and "typical night at the movies" shorts, newsreel, and cartoon of 1930 make this DVD more than worth every penny. No need to go into extolling the merits of this classic film - it's a beautiful - or beautifully restored? - print. There's enough treasure on the disk to keep any film buff happily watching.
And my exact same commentary for 1931's PUBLIC ENEMY deluxe DVD.
- Sales Rank: 835
- UPC: 012569672154
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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