Little Caesar Movie Cast
Little Caesar is a 1931 American pre-Code crime film provided by Warner Brothers, directed simply by Mervyn LeRoy, and with Edward G. Robinson, Glenda Farrell, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. The film shows the story of a hoodlum who have ascends the ranks regarding organized crime until he reaches its upper echelons. The storyline was designed from the novel of the same brand by William R. Burnett. Little Caesar was Robinson’s breakthrough role and instantly made him a major video star. The film is normally listed as one of the first full-on gangster films and remains well received by pros.
Runtime: 80 minutes
Genre: Classics, Drama
In Theaters: Jan 25, 1931 Limited
On Disc/Streaming: Jan 25, 2005
Studio: Warner Home Video
Directed By: Mervyn LeRoy
Written By: Francis Edwards Faragoh, W.R. Burnett, Robert E. Lee, Francis Edward Faragoh, Robert N. Lee, Robert Lord
Small-time criminals Caesar Enrico “Rico” Bandello (Edward G. Robinson) and his good friend Joe Massara (Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ) move to Chicago to seek their fortunes. Rico joins the gang of Sam Vettori (Stanley Fields), while Joe wants to become a dancer. Olga (Glenda Farrell) becomes his dance partner and girlfriend.
Joe tries to drift away from the gang and also its activities, but Rico helps make him participate in the actual robbery of the nightclub where he works. Despite orders from underworld overlord “Big Boy” (Sidney Blackmer) to any or all his men to avoid bloodshed, Rico guns down crusading crime commissioner Alvin McClure during the robbery, with Later on as an aghast witness.
Lujoso accuses Sam of becoming soft and seizes control of the organization. Rival boss “Little Arnie” Lorch (Maurice Black) tries to have Rico murdered, but Rico is only grazed. He and his gunmen pay out Little Arnie a visit, and after that Arnie hastily departs intended for Detroit. The Big Boy eventually gives Rico control of all Chicago’s Northside.
Rico gets concerned that Joe has learned too much about him. He alerts Joe that he must ignore Olga and join the dog in a life of criminal offense. Rico threatens to kill both Joe and Olga unless he accedes, yet Joe refuses to give in. Olga calls Police Sergeant Flaherty and tells him Later on is ready to talk, just prior to Rico and his henchman Otero (George E. Stone) come dialling. Rico finds, to their surprise, that he is unable to consider his friend’s life. Whenever Otero tries to do the job himself, Rico wrestles the weapon away from him, though not really before Joe is damaged. Hearing the shot, Flaherty and another cop present chase and kill Cerro. With information provided by Olga, Flaherty proceeds to grind Rico’s organization.
Desperate along with alone, Rico “retreats to the gutter from which he jumped. ” While hiding in the flophouse, he becomes furious when he learns that Flaherty has called him the coward in the newspaper. He foolishly telephones the policeman to announce he is forthcoming for him. The call is usually traced, and he is gunned down by Flaherty right behind a billboard – a great advertisement featuring dancers Later on and Olga – and also, dying, utters his last words, “Mother of whim, is this the end of Sabroso? “