The Little Giant (1933)

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In this lively spoof, Edward G. Robinson plays a ruthless Chicago bootlegger who aspires to high society living. His sudden change comes right after Prohibition is repealed. With no steady income, Robinson must chose between finding other criminal activities or going relatively straight.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Cult Movies , Drama
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In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Warner Home Video

Cast

Edward G. Robinson
as James Francis "Bugs" Aheam
Mary Astor
as Ruth Wayburn
Helen Vinson
as Polly Cass
Ken Thomson
as John Stanley
Russell Hopton
as Al Daniels
Shirley Grey
as Edith Merriam
Donald Dillaway
as Gordon Cass
Louise Mackintosh
as Mrs. Cass
Berton Churchill
as Donald Hadley Cass
Helen Mann
as Frankie
Dewey Robinson
as Butch Zanqutoski
John Kelly
as Ed `Tim'
Sidney Bracey
as Butler
Anne Hovey
as Society girl
Bob Perry
as Joe Milano's Hood
Adrian Morris
as Joe Milano's Hood
Rolfe Sedan
as Waiter
Charles Coleman
as Charteris
Leonard Carey
as Ingelby
Nora Cecil
as Maid
Lester Dorr
as Investment Clerk
Lorin Raker
as Investment Clerk
Guy Usher
as Detective
John Marston
as District Attorney
Selmar Jackson
as Radio Announcer
Joan Barclay
as Society girl
Lorena Layson
as Society girl
Maxine Cantway
as Society girl
Jayne Shadduck
as Society girl
Loretta Andrews
as Society girl
Ann Hovey
as Society Girl
Lynn Browning
as Society girl
Renee Whitney
as Society girl
Margaret La Marr
as Society girl
Alice Jans
as Society girl
Barbara Rogers
as Society girl
Bonnie Bannon
as Society girl
Toby Wing
as Society girl
Pat Wing
as Society Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Little Giant

All Critics (1)

Fast, funny and a little shocking in its pre-code drug references and gay jokes.

Full Review… | July 11, 2012
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Little Giant

At first I thought this would be just another drama about a bootlegger who tries to go straight after prohibition is repealed, like some other movies I've seen with Robinson, but this movie was different and very funny. He learns that it's not only criminals who are crooked. This movie was better than I expected, and I liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

What a Wonderful movie! Edward G. Robinson is excellent, Mary Astor is a delight. The supporting cast is great. Great mix of comedy, crime, drama and romance. Nicely produced. The story is just so good, it is always engrossing and great fun along the way.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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