History Film / LittleCaesar

28th Aug '17 10:15:27 AM ClintEastwood
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* AdaptationalSexuality: In the book, Rico was explicitly heterosexual. The film adds homosexual subtext.



* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster / DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Rico certainly seems to be having fun.

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* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster / DoNotDoThisCoolThing: DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Rico certainly seems to be having fun.


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** Contrary to popular belief, Rico wasn't based on UsefulNotes/AlCapone. He was based on Salvatore "Sam" Cardinella, a violent Chicago gangster who operated in the early years of Prohibition.
** Joe Massara was based on actor George Raft, who was associated with Owney Madden, the man who organized the taxi racket in New York City.
** Diamond Pete Montana was modeled on Jim Colosimo, who was murdered by Capone; and "The Big Boy" was based on corrupt politician William 'Big Bill' Thompson, Mayor of Chicago.
17th Apr '17 5:51:43 PM Tnoel
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*RevengeBeforeReason: Rico so prideful and arrogant that after escaping from the police, he comes out of hiding when Sergeant Flaherty keeps calling him a coward in the newspaper. [[spoiler:This was Flaherty plan all along and this leads to Rico's death.]]
22nd Jan '17 5:01:51 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CoolGuns: This movie featured the first usage of the Thompson machine gun.
16th Jan '17 3:45:16 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BadassInANiceSuit

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* BadassInANiceSuitArchEnemy: Rico to Sergeant Flaherty
* BadassInANiceSuit: Rico is a snappy dresser.
* BigBad: Rico.
22nd Sep '16 2:28:05 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AntiHero: Rico.



* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: The film has been read as a critique of capitalism, with a plot eerily resembling Andrew Carnegie's advice on how to get rich, except with, you know, organized crime.



* TragicHero: Rico is arguably one.



* VerbalTic, see? Edward G. Robinson practically invented the stereotypical gangster voice.

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* VerbalTic, see? Edward G. Robinson Creator/EdwardGRobinson practically invented the stereotypical gangster voice.



* VillainProtagonist

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* VillainProtagonist
VillainProtagonist: Rico, again.
15th Aug '16 7:33:54 PM Surenity
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* GanglandDriveBy: Tony gets shot like this after it seems like he's going to squeal on Rico.
30th Jun '16 11:54:42 PM Ridureyu
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* FamousLastWords: Rico's have entered cinema legend: "Is this the end of Rico?"

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* FamousLastWords: Rico's have entered cinema legend: "Is "Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico?"
30th Jun '16 11:54:06 PM Ridureyu
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* FamousLastWords: Rico's have entered cinema legend: "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" Cue giant fireball.

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* FamousLastWords: Rico's have entered cinema legend: "Made it, Ma! Top of "Is this the world!" Cue giant fireball.end of Rico?"
4th May '16 9:48:46 PM KyleJacobs
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* FamousLastWords: See above quote

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* FamousLastWords: See above quoteRico's have entered cinema legend: "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" Cue giant fireball.
25th Mar '16 4:49:14 AM Mdumas43073
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This classic of the gangster genre, directed by Melvyn [=LeRoy=] and released by Creator/WarnerBros in 1931, chronicles the rise and fall of a hardened criminal in [[TheRoaringTwenties Prohibition Era]] UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. The legendary Creator/EdwardGRobinson plays Caesar Enrico "Rico" Bandello, a small time crook that rises to the top of the big city underworld. He quickly comes to realize that nothing lasts forever.

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This classic of the gangster genre, crime film, directed by Melvyn [=LeRoy=] and released by Creator/WarnerBros in 1931, chronicles the rise and fall of a hardened criminal in [[TheRoaringTwenties Prohibition Era]] UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. The legendary Creator/EdwardGRobinson plays Caesar Enrico "Rico" Bandello, a small time crook that rises to the top of the big city underworld. He quickly comes to realize that nothing lasts forever.
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