Dir: Howard Hawks
Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley
95mins   1932   US   15   English   

Part of our Gangsters mini-season

Key lieutenant of South Side Chicago crime boss Johnny Lovo, Tony Camonte is an ambitious and reckless gangster who ignores warnings not to mess with Irish gangs on the North Side.

When the North Side retaliates, Tony essentially massacres them, leaving him on top of the world. Worried about Tony's overconfidence, however, Johnny orders him killed, but this also backfires, and Tony finds himself even closer to becoming king of the city.

'Atmospheric, mesmerising and darkly humourous with a sizzling script and cast. This is a true classic of its genre' - Kim Newman, Empire


Mon 3 July