FERNANDO’s CORNER: Posted on December 6th, 2015
I have seen yet another excellent Warner Bros. release. Boy they were good at turning out fine entertainment at Warners back in the early thirties! Edward G. Robinson is “The Little Giant” ( 1933 ) of the title, a big-time Chicago gangster whose booze business ends when Roosevelt is elected and Prohibition ends.
He chooses to leave the city and go to the fancy Santa Barbara, to get “acquainted” with the higher classes, where he ends falling under the spell of duplicitous Helen Vinson, apparently, a well-bred, nice, High Society lady, who ends up to be a fraud ( as well as her interested family. ) But wait, there is also the out-of-luck ex-heiress ( Mary Astor ) who
becomes Robinson’s employee and friend. Lots of fun in this smart, fast-paced comedy. Directed by Roy Del Ruth. A must-see.
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