The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)
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as Jack "Legs" Diamond
as Alice Sniffer
as Monica Drake
as Leo Bremer
as Lt. Moody
as Arnold Rothstein
as Fats Walsh
as Eddie Diamond
as Sgt. Cassidy
as Matt Moran
as Vince Coll
as Little Augie
as Haberdashery Clerk
as Switchboard Operator
as Maitre d' Louis
Critic Reviews for The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Director Budd Boetticher and screenwriter Joseph Landon are as fast on their feet as their hoofer-turned-gangster protagonist; the efficiency and momentum of their storytelling should be models of inspiration for today's filmmakers.
Strange and often grim gangster film, notable for some off-trail approaches.
Audience Reviews for The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Overlooked gangster picture with the fierce energy of the early classics. A rags to riches story with the typical hubristic, heartless, no-nonsense character battling to get to the top of the underworld.
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