City Streets
City Streets (1931)

Never one to hide his talent under a bushel basket, director Rouben Mamoulien proudly proclaimed that, while there were ten killings in his 1931 gangster drama City Streets, the audience never sees any of them. This was not the only… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 18, 1931
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

This atmospheric gangster classic, from 1931, is based on a story by Dashiell Hammett; it offers a terse visual translation of his prose as well as of his cold-blooded view of Prohibition-era underworld wiles.

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Fernando F. Croce

Quite the wry gangster sonata

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Gary Cooper, in a fine, gangly performance as a saintly bootlegger, is worth watching.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A romance story cloaked in the garb of an outdated crime drama.

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Emanuel Levy

Mamoulian's inentive crime-gangster film of the early sound era stars the young, handsome Gary Cooper in atypical role, before he became a movie star.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
interesting for a few reasons: it's coop's only gangster film (as far as i can tell) and sylvia sidney's first lead role and they make a very… More