Sunday, March 20, 2022

Little Caesar

We're joining the rackets with the original gangster flick as we talk about Little Caesar from 1931. Listen as we heap praise on Edward G. Robinson's iconic performance as ambitious mobster Rico Bandello, explore the title character's ambiguous sexual orientation, and note real-life incidents of mob violence that inspired the events of the movie. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and lots of 1930s gangster slang, see?

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