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Little Caesar (1931)

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Edward G. Robinson


It tells the tale of a small-time but ambitious criminal, who moves to Chicago and joins its underworld. Soon he becomes the fearless leader of gangsters, known as Little Caesar.

The story is based on the classic gangster novel of the same title, first published in 1929, written by American author W. R. Burnett. Would you like to read the book?

Little Caesar achieves epic stature thanks to Edward G. Robinson’s volcanic charisma, forging a template for the big-screen mobster archetype that’s yet to be surpassed.
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Read the book that inspired Little Caesar (1931)

W. R. Burnett: Little Caesar
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W. R. Burnett: Little Caesar Paperback

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