After police captain, McLaren becomes commissioner, former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake's sincere in his effort to join the mob. "... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
The film begins on Mother's Day, 1938 when 14-year-old Ziggy Brennan (Mona Freeman buys a gardenia for her mother. Ziggy's youthful exuberance disappears when she enters their apartment and... See full summary »
Gang boss Little John Sarto returns from Europe where he was looking for "class" to find the new gang leader Jack Burns unwilling to relinquish his control. When Sarto puts together a rival gang he gets wounded and seeks refuge in a monastery. He is gradually transformed by the simple, sincere brothers and, after one last gangland appearance, decides he has found class at last in the monastery.Written by
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Sunday 12 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9), in Los Angeles Monday 10 September 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Indianapolis Saturday 29 September 1956 on WISH (Channel 8), in both Salt Lake City and Miami Friday 16 November 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2) and on WTVJ (Channel 4), in Cincinnati Friday 7 December 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12), in Phoenix Thursday 20 December 1956 on KVAR (Channel 12), and in Spokane Saturday 22 December 1956 on KREM (Channel 2). See more »
At 1:04:25 Brother Superior's right arm is in his lap. When it cuts to the reverse angle, his right hand is placed on Brother Orchid's shoulder. See more »
[referring to the travel stickers she's putting inside his trunks]
Look, Johnny, don't it look elegant?
Little Johnny Sarto:
Yeah, it's got class all right. Look, you dumb cluck, you got it pasted on the inside.
Sure, it gets scratched on the outside. Anybody's smart enough to know that!
Little Johnny Sarto:
Flo, sometimes you got me guessin' whether you're even a nitwit.
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Largo al factotum
from "The Barber of Seville"
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played during European vacation sequence See more »
I do wish when individuals watch a movie that they get the person who says the lines correct. It is not Donald Crisp that makes the comments about the watermelon to Edward G. Robinson. Donald Crisp as Brother Superior is walking the young boy out of the room after giving him $2.00 for shoes. The other two monks make the comments to Robinson about not liking watermelon and then Robinson says "I get it." Now that that is out of the way, this is an excellent movie with a cast of characters that will later go on to become major stars i.e.-Humphrey Bogar and Ralph Bellamy. There are also plenty of strong character actors in this wonderful movie such as Allen Jenkins and Cecil Kellaway.
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