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* AdaptationTitleChange: ''The Roaring '20s'' was based on the short story "The World Moves On".


* TheRoaringTwenties: (This is a zero context example. Please do not uncomment until further context is added.) Well, yeah. The movie starts in 1918, but covers most of the decade, with the partying, rum-running and gangsters.

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* TheRoaringTwenties: (This is a zero context example. Please do not uncomment until further context is added.) Well, yeah. The movie starts in 1918, but covers most of the decade, with the partying, rum-running and gangsters.gangsters all accounted for.


Considered by many to be ''the'' definitive gangster picture. Not to be confused with the [[TheRoaringTwenties era]] of the same name (in which he is mostly set though).

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Considered by many to be ''the'' definitive gangster picture. Not to be confused with the [[TheRoaringTwenties era]] of the same name (in which he most of the film is mostly set though).

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** George's gang have become this by the final scene, mocking Eddie for his decrepit state. He guns down several of them after George.

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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:George]] is reduced to a sniveling wreck once Eddie is holding a gun on him

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* AndroclesLion: Panama bails Eddie out of jail after his testimony keeps her out of jail. Unfortunately, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero she then advised him to get rich by going into the rum-running racket]].


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* ChekhovsGunman: George disappears after the Armistice, and doesn't reappear in his capacity as a rumrunner until nearly fifty minutes later (although Bogart's name being placed so high in the credits made this a ForegoneConclusion) after which he remains a major player.


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* TheSidekick: Danny, a plucky, loyal, slightly dim-witted friend of Eddie who follows him into the alcohol business.


** The man who took Eddie's job and his buddy are no peaches either. While it is natural to want to keep a job, they way they sneer about the soldiers (who died by thousands in the trenches) having had it easy while they were working, then laugh nastily after Eddie didn't get his job back (which he'd taken gracefully after being reminded that the other man had been doing the job well for two years). Eddie decking them isn't exactly unjustified.



%% * TheRoaringTwenties: (This is a zero context example. Please do not uncomment until further context is added.) Well, yeah.

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%% * TheRoaringTwenties: (This is a zero context example. Please do not uncomment until further context is added.) Well, yeah. The movie starts in 1918, but covers most of the decade, with the partying, rum-running and gangsters.


* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Eddie.

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%% * RedemptionEqualsDeath: (This is a zero context example. Please do not uncomment until further context is added.) Well, yeah. Eddie.



* TheRoaringTwenties: [[CaptainObvious Well]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin yeah]].

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%% * TheRoaringTwenties: [[CaptainObvious Well]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin yeah]].(This is a zero context example. Please do not uncomment until further context is added.) Well, yeah.



* ThatNostalgiaShow: One of the earliest examples.

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%% * ThatNostalgiaShow: (This is a zero context example. Please do not uncomment until further context is added.) Well, yeah. One of the earliest examples.examples.


* TragicHero/TragicVillain: Eddie is determined to go straight but fate says otherwise.

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* TragicHero/TragicVillain: TragicHero / TragicVillain: Eddie is determined to go straight but fate says otherwise.


* TragicHero/ TragicVillain: Eddie is determined to go straight but fate says otherwise.

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* TragicHero/ TragicVillain: TragicHero/TragicVillain: Eddie is determined to go straight but fate says otherwise.


* TragicHero/* TragicVillain: Eddie is determined to go straight but fate says otherwise.

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* TragicHero/* TragicHero/ TragicVillain: Eddie is determined to go straight but fate says otherwise.


* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Eddie.



* TragicHero/TragicVillain: Eddie is determined to go straight but fate says otherwise.

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* TragicHero/TragicVillain: TragicHero/* TragicVillain: Eddie is determined to go straight but fate says otherwise.


* TheAlcoholic: [[spoiler:What Eddie becomes after losing all his money and empire]].
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Panama is in love with Eddie, Eddie is in love with Jean, Jean is in love with [[spoiler: Lloyd]]

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* TheAlcoholic: [[spoiler:What What Eddie becomes after losing all his money and empire]].
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Panama is in love with Eddie, Eddie is in love with Jean, Jean is in love with [[spoiler: Lloyd]]Lloyd.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: Make no mistake, George is a complete villain but Eddie, Lloyd, Panama, and Jean are all part of a criminal enterprise, [[spoiler:though Lloyd and Jean leave when things go too far]].

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Make no mistake, George is a complete villain but Eddie, Lloyd, Panama, and Jean are all part of a criminal enterprise, [[spoiler:though [though Lloyd and Jean leave when things go too far]].far.



* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: George kills the guard after he realizes that he was the drill sergeant who gave him so much trouble during the war.]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: George kills the guard after he realizes that he was the drill sergeant who gave him so much trouble during the war.]]



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Eddie goes out in a blaze of glory having taken on George's gang]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: George pretends to be on Eddie's side the whole time, even though [[spoiler: he tries to have him killed.]]

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Eddie Eddie goes out in a blaze of glory having taken on George's gang]].
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* FauxAffablyEvil: George pretends to be on Eddie's side the whole time, even though [[spoiler: he tries to have him killed.]]



* JailbaitWait: During the war, Eddie got letters from Jean, so he decided to meet her when he shipped back. [[spoiler: She was still in high school. He half-jokingly said he'd come back in a few years, but they do eventually end up together.]]

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* JailbaitWait: During the war, Eddie got letters from Jean, so he decided to meet her when he shipped back. [[spoiler: She was still in high school. He half-jokingly said he'd come back in a few years, but they do eventually end up together.]]



* LoveTriangle: Eddie, Jean and Lloyd. [[spoiler:Jean and Lloyd end up getting married during a TimeSkip.]]

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* LoveTriangle: Eddie, Jean and Lloyd. [[spoiler:Jean Jean and Lloyd end up getting married during a TimeSkip.]]



* PietaPlagiarism: [[spoiler: Eddie dies in Panama's arms adopting this pose.]]

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* PietaPlagiarism: [[spoiler: Eddie dies in Panama's arms adopting this pose.]]



* SelfMadeMan: Eddie builds himself a criminal empire. [[spoiler: Eventually subverted, because he loses everything.]]
* TheTeetotaler: Eddie doesn't drink alcohol, even though he sells it. [[spoiler: He starts drinking after he loses his empire, though.]]

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* SelfMadeMan: Eddie builds himself a criminal empire. [[spoiler: Eventually subverted, because he loses everything.]]
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* TheTeetotaler: Eddie doesn't drink alcohol, even though he sells it. [[spoiler: He [He starts drinking after he loses his empire, though.]]


* AntiHero: Eddie is one the more sympathetic crooks that Creator/JamesCagney played.

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* AntiHero: AntiVillain: Eddie is one the more sympathetic crooks that Creator/JamesCagney played.

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* BigBad: Nick Brown becomes the antagonist midway through, then after his demise, George takes the role.


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* CruelMercy: Eddie sells George his entire cab empire (cabs used to distribute the alcohol) in order to cover up his debts after the stock market crash, but George allows him to keep one cab.

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