King of the Roaring Twenties (1961)





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David Janssen is hardly perfect casting for the role of 1920s gambling king Arnold Rothstein (Rod Steiger or Gene Barry may have been better choices), but the sure-handed direction of Joseph Newman smooths over all the rough spots in this fanciful biopic. Set up in the gambling business by crooked politico Jack Carson, Rothstein cheats his partner Mickey Shaughnessy, cheats on his lovely wife Dianne Foster, and does his best to discredit his bitterest enemy, on-the-take police detective Dan … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jo Swerling, Leo Katcher
On DVD: Apr 4, 1991
Warner Bros

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Low key gangster saga about a crook who's more a brainy con-man than tough guy.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
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David Janssen is miscast in this fictionalized, B-level bio of the Jewish gangster, but the supporting cast is god.

Full Review… | February 25, 2011

Plodding biopic.

Full Review… | September 29, 2010
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