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The Widow From Chicago

The Widow From Chicago

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It might have been a musical had the studio not done an abrupt about-face on the genre and excised all the songs. Or funnier if director Edward Cline (Million Dollar Legs, The Bank Dick) stayed true to his knack for comedy. Or a career uptick for early-talkie cutie Alice White had it shown her to greater advantage. But the pre-Code crime caper The Widow from Chicago is historic as Edward G. Robinson's first movie at Warner Bros. (First National, to be precise), and the ferocity, intelligence and charisma that would fuel his work as a gangster and character-actor supreme are on splendid display. White plays the vengeful sister of a detective killed while posing as a Chicago gangster in order to infiltrate the mob run by kingpin Dominic (Robinson). When the real Windy City hood (Neil Hamilton) shows up, she finds that bringing down her brother's murderer requires teamwork. And - hold the phone - some fast thinking. Dominic may fall, but two months later came the electrifying arrival of Little Caesar, and Robinson's tough-guy stardom would be sealed.

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    Title: The Widow From Chicago
    Genre: Action / Adventure
    Starring: Alice White, Neil Hamilton, Edward G. Robinson, Frank McHugh
    Director: Edward Cline
    Attributes: Manufactured on Demand, Full Frame
    Release Date: 8/9/2016
    Original Year: 1930
    Product Type: DVD
    Catalog #: 1000619326
    UPC: 888574422240
    Item #: 1736860X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 8/9/2016
    Run Time: 62 minutes
    Studio: Warner Archives