25 best Prohibition movies

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Little Caesar (1930)

Little Caesar (1930)

Warner Brothers basically invented the crime genre in the 1930s – along with classics like The Public Enemy, the studio gave us this gangster gem – in which Edward G Robinson turned in a star-making performance as mobster Caesar Enrico "Rico" Bandello. Loosely based on Al Capone, Robinson's performance was somewhat controversial at the time – W.R. Burnett, author of the book that Little Caesar was based on, was convinced that Robinson was playing Rico as a closeted homosexual.

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