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A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?

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Directed by

Mervyn LeRoy

Written by

W.R. Burnett (Novel)
Francis Edward Faragoh (Screenplay)

Runtime

79 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Power-Mad Monarch of the Murder Mobs!

Cast

Keywords

murder based on novel or book gangster robbery organized crime rise and fall crime boss teetotaler

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adaptation