Download The Widow from Chicago

The Widow from Chicago

The Widow from Chicago
Movie: The Widow from Chicago(1930)[tt0021551] Vice lord Dominic has brought Swifty Dorgan east to do a job for him. When Swifty appears to have died falling from a train, detective Henderson impersonates him hoping to get into the mob. When he's killed his sister Polly poses as Swifty's widow and gets a singing job at Dominic's nightclub. Then the real Swifty shows up. Written byEd Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>
Title The Widow from Chicago
Release Date 23 November 1930 (USA)
Runtime
Genres Crime, Drama, Romance
Production Companies First National Pictures
Alice White
Alice White...
Polly Henderson...
Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson...
Dominic...
Neil Hamilton
Neil Hamilton...
'Swifty' Dorgan...
Frank McHugh
Frank McHugh...
Slug O'Donnell...
Lee Shumway
Lee Shumway...
Chris Johnson...
Brooks Benedict
Brooks Benedict...
Mullins...
E.H. Calvert
E.H. Calvert...
Police Captain R.L. Davis...
Betty Francisco
Betty Francisco...
Helen...
Harold Goodwin
Harold Goodwin...
Jimmy Henderson...

Reviews

bkoganbing on 9 December 2016
Edward G. Robinson certainly showed what the movie going public were destined to see in The Widow From Chicago. It was the film immediately proceeding his breakthrough and forever identifiable role as and in Little Caesar.He's got a job to do and need's some out of town talent so he imports Neil Hamilton sight unseen. But the police get wind of it and have a cop gain entree to Robinson's gang by posing as Hamilton. Then Robinson gets wise and the cop is bumped off.After that both Hamilton does show up and the sister of the slain officer shows up claiming to be Hamilton's wife. I have to say these two think fast on their feet and Hamilton decides to not expose Alice White the sister.White was very effective in her role though I think for propriety's sake her sending Hamilton out of her room was a bit much even for 1930 audiences to follow. I mean they could have done a Walls of Jericho like arrangement.It's sad what happened to Neil Hamilton who went from an A list player gradually down to some really horrid B flicks. That strong voice and clear diction should have made him a big star in talkies, bigger than the silent screen. But the man did have a thirst problem. He did bounce back as a character player later on and is now best known as the Caped Crusader's number one fan Commissioner Gordon on Batman.Still this film is Robinson's show, but he had a much bigger show just awaiting him.

Leave a Review?

You must be registered and logged in to submit your review.