Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:15:00 GMT | By Natasha Sporn and MSN Editors
30 best gangster films

Little Caesar - 1931

Edward Robinson stars (© Moviestore Collection/REX FEATURES)
  • Gangster Squad (© Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Edward Robinson stars (© Moviestore Collection/REX FEATURES)
  • Edward Woods, Murray Kinnell and James Cagney star (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak star (© c.Everett/REX Features)
  • James Cagney and Pat O'Brien star (© SNAP/REX Features)
  • Arthur Kennedy and Humphrey Bogart star (© C.Tavin/Everett/REX Features)
  • James Cagney stars as lead man Cody Jarrett (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
  • Starring Lee Marvin, Gloria Grahame and Glenn Ford (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
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Based on a novel by W.R. Burnett of the same name, this 1931 picture has the creakiness of an early sound movie, but it crackles with the electricity with Edward G. Robinson's performance in the title role as Rico Bandello, a kingpin who makes his boot-legging empire by murdering cops and citizens if they dare to cross his path.