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|Gangsters 10 Movie Pack|
Actors: Peter Lorre, Walter Matthau
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
MA BARKER'S KILLER BROODThe story of America's most notorious gangster mother is chronicled in this crime drama. Ma Barker (Lurene Tuttle) encourages her sons to become criminals and through her efforts she achieves such ... more »
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James P. (bluebolt7) from AMERICUS, GA
Reviewed on 3/12/2010...
Gangsters contains the following ten films...
Ma Barker's Killer Brood
The story of America's most notorious gangster mother is chronicled in this crime drama. Ma Barker (Lurene Tuttle) encourages her sons to become criminals and through her efforts, she achieves such notoriety that other infamous mobsters such as Dillinger and Machine Gun Kelly come to her for advice.
1960 - Black & White - 98 mins.
Based on the radio series of the same name, Gang Busters is an episodic documentary-style tale of criminals brought to justice. Veteran screen baddie Myron Healey plays John Omar Pinson, a real-life criminal once rated Public Enemy #4. The film recounts the many prison breaks staged by Pinson, all of which resulted in his recapture.
1955 - Black & White - 82 mins.
The Gangster Story
In an unusual non-comedic role, Walter Matthau plays Jack Martin, a local gangster who wants to run his own crime syndicate in the neighborhood run by Earl Dawson (Bruce McFarlan). Eventually, the duo team up and plan a heist in this gritty crime drama.
1959 - Black & White - 78 mins.
Written by former crime reporter Martin Mooney, the story focuses on the efforts by an undercover agent Bob Elliot (John Archer) to get the goods on mobster Mickey Roma (Jack LaRue). The key to Elliot's investigation is gorgeous ex-convict Rita Adams (Joan Woodbury), who hopes to get even with Harold Dewitt (Philip Trent), the cad responsible for her incarceration.
1941 - Black & White - 69 mins.
They Made Me A Criminal
Johnnie, a prizefighter, is unwittingly involved in a murder, and, unable to prove his innocence, quits boxing and flees to a ranch in Arizona, run by an old lady as a work farm for delinquent teenagers. He falls in love with Peggy and became the teenagers' hero. But a New York Detective is still on the hunt for the fleeing boxer.
1939 - Black & White - 92 mins.
Adapted from Cornell Woolrich's The Black Path of Fear, Robert Cummings stars as Chuck Scott, a shell-shocked ex-GI who is hired as a chauffeur for racketeer Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran). Scott is persuaded by Roman's wife, Lorna, to help her escape the brutish Roman, only to end up accused of a murder he didn't commit.
1946 - Black & White - 93 mins.
Faye Emerson plays aspiring actress Dot Burton, whose chance association with a gang of bank robbers leads inexorably to a life of crime. After participating in a prison break-out, she rescues Kenneth Phillips (Frank Wilcox), the only man who has ever shown her any kindness, from being rubbed out by the mob.
1942 - Black & White - 63 mins.
Farley Granger and Shirley Winters are a pair of none-too-bright newlyweds who adopt a stray pooch named Archie, who unbeknownst to them has been trained as a go-between for a couple of underworld gangs. To the ever-mounting amazement of our hero and heroine, corpses begin to pile up all around them as one gang endeavors to rub out the other during a million-dollar smuggling operation.
1951 - Black & White - 90 mins.
Too Late For Tears
One night on a lonely highway, a speeding car tosses a satchel of money, meant for somebody else, into Jane and Alan Palmer's back seat. Jane persuades her husband to keep the money, but once they are traced by a sleazy character who claims the money is his, Jane will need all the qualities of an ultimate femme fatale...and does she ever have them!
1949 - Black & White - 104 mins.
Lawrence Tierney stars in this film detailing the rise and fall of a habitual criminal, and the havoc he wreaks on the lives of his loved ones. Things really go downhill when the "hero" (Tierney) is confronted by his brother regarding his reckless behavior.
1951 - Black & White - 72 mins.
Crime DOES pay (sometimes)
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 06/01/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For discriminating crooks and thugs everywhere--
BRENTWOOD's GANGSTERS offers ten mid-20th century crime dramas, several of which have become quite obscure. So, all you mob guys oughta grab your gats and spats, your moll and your haul, and lay low until the coast is clear. Meanwhile get a load of these here picture shows!
(If you like gangster cinema, check out CRIME CLASSICS 50 MOVIE PACK. Talk about your bad guys!)
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(5.9) Behave Yourself! (1951) - Farley Granger/Shelley Winters/William Demarest/Sheldon Leonard
(6.5) The Chase (1946) - Robert Cummings/Steve Cochran/Peter Lorre
(5.0) Gang Busters (1955) - Myron Healey/Don C. Harvey/Frank Gerstle
(5.5) Gangs, Inc. ("Paper Bullets") (1941) - Joan Woodbury/Jack LaRue/Alan Ladd (in support)
(4.3) The Gangster Story (1960) - Walter Matthau/Carol Grace/Vic Tayback (uncredited)
(6.3) The Hoodlum (1951) - Lawrence Tierney
(5.9) Lady Gangster (1942) - Faye Emerson/Jackie Gleason
(5.2) Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960) - Lurene Tuttle/Tristam Coffin/Don Grady
(5.2) They Made Me A Criminal (1939) - John Garfield/The Dead End Kids
(7.2) Too Late for Tears (1949) - Lizabeth Scott/Don DeFore/Dan Duryea"