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* 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.]]
everything.
* 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.


* TheAlcoholic: [[spoiler:What Eddie becomes after losing all his money and empire]].



%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[spoiler: Subverted.]]



%%* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Panama Smith

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%%* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Panama Smith
* 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]].
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Panama. George is the Tritagonist and Lloyd is the Tetragonist.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Invoked. Even though he fought in the war, no one will give him a job, not even the guy who promised him one when he got back.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Invoked. Even though he fought in the war, no one will give him a job, not even the guy who promised him one when he got back. This, along with his stint in prison due to a misconception, leads him to a life of crime.



%%* HeroicSacrifice

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%%* HeroicSacrifice* GoldDigger: Jean is heavily implied to be one. She doesn't love Eddie as much as Eddie thinks she does but she has no problem with him using his influence to getting her the singing job at the club where he runs his operations. The club owner and, later Eddie, even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.



* {{Jerkass}}: George. Without Bogart's [[AffablyEvil charms]], he'd easily be HateSink.



%%* {{Narrator}}



* PresentDayPast: The film came out in the late 30s. They didn't even try. Literally, it was a conscious decision not to recreate the actual look of the actual 20s. The two female leads sport some fashion elements of the '20s, but overall still look like they're from the '30s.



* TheTeetotaler: Eddie doesn't drink alcohol, even though he sells it. [[spoiler: He starts drinking after he loses all his money, though.]]

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* TheTeetotaler: Eddie doesn't drink alcohol, even though he sells it. [[spoiler: He starts drinking after he loses all his money, empire, though.]]



* TragicHero: 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.otherwise.
* VillainProtagonist: Eddie Bartlett.

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-> ''"Today, while the earth shakes beneath the heels of marching troops, while a great portion of the world trembles before the threats of acquisitive power-mad men, we of America have little time to remember an astounding era in our own recent history. An era which will grow more and more incredible with each passing generation until someday people will say it never could have happened at all."''
-->-- '''OpeningMonologue'''

''The Roaring Twenties'' is a 1939 gangster movie starring Creator/JamesCagney, Priscilla Lane, Creator/HumphreyBogart, and Gladys George. Directed by Creator/RaoulWalsh.

It opens during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, where three very different soldiers meet in a foxhole. One of them is Eddie Bartlett, a simple mechanic from a city that is [[BigApplesauce probably New York.]] He returns home only to find that [[DudeWheresMyRespect his job has been given away.]] As he struggles to earn money as a cab driver, [[MiscarriageOfJustice a mix up results in his arrest.]] To thank him for keeping his mouth shut, speakeasy owner [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Panama Smith]] bails him out of jail, and the two go into business with each other.

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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!! This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Panama is in love with Eddie, Eddie is in love with Jean, Jean is in love with [[spoiler: Lloyd]]
%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[spoiler: Subverted.]]
* AntiHero: Eddie is one the more sympathetic crooks that Creator/JamesCagney played.
* BadassInANiceSuit: This being a gangster film, Eddie sports one.
%%* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Panama Smith
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: George kills the guard after he realizes that he was the drill sergeant who gave him so much trouble during the war.]]
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Invoked. Even though he fought in the war, no one will give him a job, not even the guy who promised him one when he got back.
* 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.]]
* FreudianTrio: In the traditional sense. The characters of [[TheEgo Eddie]], [[TheSuperego Lloyd]], and [[TheId George]] were constructed to this way, according to WordOfGod. Lloyd is upright and rational, George is rash and violent, and Eddie is stuck between the two.
%%* HeroicSacrifice
* 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.]]
* MiscarriageOfJustice: Eddie gets in trouble for delivering a package full of booze, even though he didn't know what was in it.
* MissKitty: Panama is an urban version. She runs the speakeasy.
%%* {{Narrator}}
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Panama Smith is based on RealLife famous nightclub owner Texas Guinan.
* PietaPlagiarism: [[spoiler: Eddie dies in Panama's arms adopting this pose.]]
* PresentDayPast: The film came out in the late 30s. They didn't even try. Literally, it was a conscious decision not to recreate the actual look of the actual 20s. The two female leads sport some fashion elements of the '20s, but overall still look like they're from the '30s.
* ReturningWarVet: Eddie has trouble adjusting to life back home.
* TheRoaringTwenties: [[CaptainObvious Well]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin yeah]].
* 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 all his money, though.]]
* ThatNostalgiaShow: One of the earliest examples.
* TimeSkip: A few. The film takes place in 1919, 1921, 1922, 1924, and finally 1929.
* TragicHero: Eddie is determined to go straight but fate says otherwise.
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