as Chick Williams
as Buck Bachman
as Daisy Thomas
as Joan Manning
as Joan Manning Williams
as Danny McGann
as Soft Malone
as Pete Manning
as Tommy Glennon
as George Stanislaus David
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Critic Reviews for Alibi
Lots of reliable excitement, de luxe production values and general audience satisfaction.
It is by far the best of the gangster films, and the fact that it is equipped with dialogue makes it all the more stirring.
Alibi is awkwardly suspended between the gliding camera of silent cinema and the stagnant medium-shot of early talkies.
The story pales when viewed in modern times and the acting that was thought so wonderful at the time, is simply atrocious by modern standards.
Sharply uneven, due to the fact that it was reshot for sound after production was completed, this early crime-gangster film was nonetheless nominated for Best Picture Oscar and established former child actor Chester Morris, as a lead man.
Audience Reviews for Alibi
Not a bad little picture for something made in the twenties when I am convinced that filmmakers hadn't quite matured into making decent films.
Although the movie has some good cinematography, it was 29 so there were some sound problems, and most of the actors aren't as good as they could be. The story is predictable for the most part, but the ending was pretty good. Overall, it's okay.
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