Here it is! The movie you have seen a million times before! I just watched Little Caesar so I am getting these two really mixed up since I had seen this one awhile ago.
This is essentially the same film. Gang war. Brazen man. Drive by shootings. Grapefruit (okay so maybe that one is not as common). I think gangster movies age a lot worse than silent films do. There is really not a lot of directions that a gangster movie can go so they usually all choose the same path. I was actually really bored.
If I had watched this before Little Caesar it would probably have a more favorable review but since this was the same regurgitated plot, I cannot be too kind. Of course, I am exaggerating a bit. There are some a few differences, but come on. Let's have some variety here.
I bet I could tell you the plot of Goodfellas without having seen it.
Feminist groups protested on the brutality after seeing the grapefruit scene.
Louis Brooks was offered the female lead.