Little Caesar (1930, 80 min)

Movie 
Age Group: Adults & Seniors 

1/3/2017 • 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Clark County location Clark County Library

Room: Main Theater

Movie Series: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood's Gangster Films

Playing the egotistical Caesar Enrico Bandello, made Edward G. Robinson an overnight star. Loosely based on the life of Al Capone, Bandello (Little Caesar) rises from a petty country criminal to a big time crime boss in this dark and gritty film. The 'crime does not pay' ending, leaves Bandello a fallen man. Even though the violence and bloodshed was mostly off screen, the film was withdrawn from distribution by the Hays Production Code and not re-released until 1953.

 

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