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Eddie J. Robinson - Gotta Love Him In This One

If people are looking for a hard, gritty gangster picture, forget it. It's a comedy, and one of the best either Edward G. Robinson or Humphrey Bogart were in up to this point in their film careers. Bogart may not have liked playing a dumb gangster overshadowed by Robinson, I don't know, but he's better in this film that in any of his recent films in the 1937-1938 period except "Dead End." I love the writing and direction, and both Robinson and Bogart shine, though Robinson is the star of the film and Bogart is supporting.


Interesting how things shifted in Hollywood. Bogart is clearly in support of Trevor & Robinson here. Ten years later in KEY LARGO, they are obviously in support of him.

May I bone your kipper, Mademoiselle?