"I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" & "Little Caesar"

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A double feature starring the best American tough guys in movie history — Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg) and Paul Muni (born Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund), both foreign-born native Yiddish speakers who cut their acting teeth in the Yiddish theater. 

"I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932) — Out-of-work war vet Paul Muni gets railroaded – twice – onto brutal Southern chain gangs, his only prospect after escaping a life spent perpetually on the run. Based on a true story, the original author was re-captured following post-movie publicity.

"Little Caesar" (1930) — “Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico?” moans Edward G. Robinson at the climax of his star-making incarnation of an Al Capone type's rise and fall. Adapted from the hard-boiled classic by W.R. Burnett.

 

 

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Friday, September 22, 2017 (All day)

ORGANIZATION

EVENT LOCATION

Film Forum
209 W. Houston St.
New York, NY 10014

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212-727-8110