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Smart Money
Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney were teamed for the only time in their careers in Smart Money. Robinson has the larger part as a small-town barber who fancies himself a big-time gambler. He travels to the Big City in the company of his younger brother Cagney, who wants to make sure that Robinson isn't fleeced by the high-rollers. Unfortunately Robinson has a weakness for beautiful blondes, most of whom take him for all his money or betray him in some other manner. The cops aren't keen on Robinson's gambling activities, but they can pin nothing on him until he accidentally kills… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In many ways, the first half of Alfred E. Green's Smart Money can be seen as a stage-setter for John Dahl's game-changing Rounders."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"A typical Warner Brothers crime drama of that period."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Few actors had the energy and charisma to keep up with the rat-a-tat pacing of pre-Code gangster flicks that Robinson had."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"After the stars' debut in Little Caesar and The Public Enemy, this one must have been a letdown for fans. It was for me."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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