The Secret Six (1931) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Secret Six (1931)

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Filled with gritty gangster action and set within the depths of the Prohibition era, this crime drama was considered so violent that the entire state of New Jersey and other regions of the U.S. banned it. Featuring a ruthless crime lord loosely based on Al Capone, the story chronicles a vicious gang war between two rival gangs over control of a big city's illegal booze trade. The struggle begins when the city's most powerful gangster attempts to squash the efforts of a new and highly successful band of bootleggers.

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Cast

Wallace Beery
as Louis Scorpio
Lewis Stone
as Richard Newton
Clark Gable
as Carl Luckner
Jean Harlow
as Anne Courtland
Johnny Mack Brown
as Hank Rogers
Paul Hurst
as Nick Mizoski, the Gouger
Ralph Bellamy
as Johnny Franks
John Miljan
as Smiling Joe Colimo
DeWitt Jennings
as Chief Donlin
Murray Kinnell
as Dummy Metz
Fletcher Norton
as Jimmy Delano
Theodore von Eltz
as District Attorney
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Critic Reviews for The Secret Six

All Critics (2)

The first pairing of Gable and Harlow is the highlight of this so-so film.

Full Review… | April 7, 2013
Three Movie Buffs

Rising star Clark Gable impressed the MGM studio bosses so much in this gangster pic, they gave him a long-term contract.

Full Review… | May 5, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Secret Six

Great gangster movie, being a friend means you get shot in the back. First big flick for Gable and before he had a moustache, and first pairing of Gable and Harlow. Wallace Beery is a big wise guy with no morals. Ralph Bellamy cast against type - this was his first movie.

Steven  Pofcher
Steven Pofcher

Fast moving crime drama has a ripped from the headlines feeling and as usual from MGM a great cast. Jean Harlow, in her first year of stardom, is not quite at ease in front of the camera yet but exudes star quality. Clark Gable however, also in his first big year, is totally at home and gives a breezy assured performance.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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A guy goes from a $35 a week job to being muscle for the mob to mayor to death row because of The Secret Six.Sounds like something straight out of a comic book don't it?

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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