Pre-Code Gangster Genre Films Analysis
Little Caesar, Mervyn LeRoy, Edward G. Robinson, Warner Bros., 1931
The Public Enemy, William Wellman, James Gagney, Warner Bros., 1931
Scarface: Shame of the Nation, Howard Hawks, Paul Muni, Universal, 1932
This purpose of this paper will be to explore and define the gangster genre in American film history from the years of 1930-1932. These gangster films center on the criminal actions of bank robbers, hoodlums, and the bootlegging of alcohol during the period of prohibition. The...
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