Little Caesar

Little Caesar

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8, 2014

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35mm print

“There’s no denying the seminal importance of this classic adaptation of WR Burnett’s novel. Edward G. Robinson — vain, cruel, jealous and vicious — is superb as the ruthlessly ambitious mobster Rico Bandello, determined to gain sole control of the city’s criminal empire, anxious that his dancing-gigolo sidekick Massara (Douglas Fairbanks) should not leave him for a woman, and ending in bland astonishment that death should have overtaken him (‘Mother of God, is this the end of Rico?’), despite the cautionary opening title assuring one and all that those who live by the sword, etc… the parallels with Capone, Tony Gaudio’s photography, and LeRoy’s totally unrepentant tone ensure that it remains fascinating.” – Time Out (London)

NR, 80 Minutes
USA, 1930

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