Open, general discussion of classic sound-era films, personalities and history.
Not too many gangster fans around these parts, or any parts it seems. Tod Browning is so trendy and Freaks is so popular but Outside the Law is relatively unknown. I'm surprised it isn't more well regarded. The Hello Fingers shot shown above certainly paved the way for those menacing frames in Little Caesar
I saw the George Raft flick Under-Cover Man from 1932 that I've been wanting to see forever! It's not as gangstery as I hoped but there are some good scenes reminiscent of the backroom at vettori's. Does anyone know if there was ever a 1930's Scarface cartoon parody the way there was with Cagney in Looney Tunes "Sing you a torch song"?