Gangster films

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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by Scar Face » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:41 pm

I have an idea, can everyone who has a tcm account request The Night Ride 1930 with EGR?
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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by Scar Face » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:33 pm

Doorway to Hell is really the first great gangster movie

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Unread post by Scar Face » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:23 pm

Which gangster character has the best name? Slaughterhouse Scorpio? Goldie Gorio or maybe Diamond Pete Montana? Bullweed?

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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by Scar Face » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:06 am

After over a decade of pretty watered down gangster movies, what led to the rawness of white heat? Was it Dillinger?

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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by Scar Face » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:17 pm

anyway to see Hush Money?

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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:14 pm

Scar Face wrote:anyway to see Hush Money?
UCLA has a copy of this Fox pre-code...maybe Disney will remake it?

(I'm being facetious of course, but since TCM has been showing Disney titles, maybe it'll turn up there eventually.)
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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by Scar Face » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:43 pm

Thanks swac has anyone ever seen it?

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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by Scar Face » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:46 pm

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I bought these Outside the Law stills. Are they original? Did the 1930 remake of Outside the Law ever have any kind of rerelease that would be promoted with movie stills?

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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by Scar Face » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:53 pm

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

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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:42 am

That top left shot looks like "Smart Money", too.

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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by Scar Face » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:22 pm

I don't think so. I just watched Smart Money last night, plus it looks like he has on the same tie as the hello fingers one

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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by Scar Face » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:40 am

Oh I see what you mean, yes you are right it probably inspired the smart money shots around the dice table

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Re: Gangster films

Unread post by Scar Face » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:51 pm

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"?

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