- Original title
- Running time
- 80 min.
- United States
Francis Edwards Faragoh (Novel: W. R. Burnett)
Tony Gaudio (B&W)
Edward G. Robinson,
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
William Collier Jr.,
Warner Bros. Pictures
Film noir | Crime. Mafia
- Movie Groups
W. R. Burnett Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- The ambitious criminal Rico moves from the country to the big city in the east and joins Sam Vettori's gang with his friend Joe Massara. Sooner he becomes the leader of the gangsters and known as Little Caesar, and gets closer to the great mobster Pete Montana. In a robbery of a night-club, he kills the Crime Commissioner Alvin McClure and his pal Joe witnesses the murder. When Rico orders Joe to leave his mistress Olga Strassoff, she takes a serious decision.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Screenplay
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