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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.

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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?

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