The then-unknown Edward G. Robinson became a star in this pre-Code crime drama, the first of the gangster classics, as "Rico" Bandello, an Al Capone-inspired Italian hood who moves from petty thief to mob kingpin. Blasting his machine gun from one job to another, Rico finds himself at odds with a longtime friend (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) who knows too much about the crook. With Glenda Farrell, Sidney Blackmer; Mervyn LeRoy directs. 78 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.