Actor: Edward G. Robinson

Key Largo (1948)

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I got together with friends to watch a few movies tonight. After watching Five-Star Final a while back, we are all ardent Edward G. Robinson fans, and we all jumped at the chance to see him in Key Largo. Robinson found one of his greatest roles in Johnny Rocco, a hardened gangster who holds an […]

The Stranger (1946)

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This being an Orson Welles film, but not Citizen Kane or The Magnificent Ambersons, it might not be given wuite the attention it deserves. I have seen The Stranger a few times since I first watched it about three years ago, and I always enjoy it all the more each time I view it again. […]

Double Indemnity (1944)

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Billy Wilder was a filmmaker who could really do anything he wanted to. When he wanted to write a screwball comedy, he wrote one of the best in the form of Ninotchka in 1933. When he wanted to make a courtroom drama, he made one of the best with Witness for the Prosecution in 1957. […]

The Woman in the Window (1944)

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Edward G. Robinson is still, more than 35 years after his death, best remembered for his breakout role in Little Ceasar in 1931, which catapulted him to stardom and cemented his screen persona as fast-talking gangster type. Off screen, Robinson was a culture man who could speak seven language, loved classical music. He was a […]

The Man with Two Faces (1934)

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After recently watching Double Indemnity, The Stranger, The Woman in the Window and Five Star Final, I am a confirmed and inveterate Edward G. Robinson fan. He was a fine actor in everything he was in, especially when you consider that he was nothing like his hard-boiled screen persona, being a life-long collector of fine […]

Five Star Final (1931)

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Some friends and I got together with the purpose of watching some ‘30s films, and when discussing what to watch, there was a unanimous vote to watch something with Edward G. Robinson. Robinson, then as well as today, is best known for his gangster roles, but he is also great as a man with trouble […]

Random Quote

“Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet in the middle.”
-Granny (Angela Lansbury)
from The Company of Wolves