Great Moments In Film – Little Caesar (1931)

Edward G. Robinson is one of my favorite actors. I’ll watch that guy in anything. That’s the honest truth. While my favorite turn of his is his supporting role in Double Indemnity, his most legendary role has to be this one. He more or less defined the gangster from this era: how they moved and especially how they spoke. When someone (like a Dave Chappelle) mocks how characters in these movies from this time (“…yeah, see!”), it’s Edward G they’re referring to.

Little Caesar is about the meteoric rise and eventual fall of Rico (Robinson), a small time hood how takes over a criminal operation after quickly moving up the ranks. As expected, the power goes to his head and he feels as if he’s invincible. While he is very tough and has a strong will, there’s isn’t much he can do when the coppers come calling. This is the end of the movie, a very famous scene with an all-time great line.

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~ by chrislejarzar on January 25, 2011.

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