The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)

This effective gangster film on the notorious New York mobster Jack "Legs" Diamond is interspersed with moments of comic relief and was released just a few months after The Purple Gang shot their way across the silver screens in… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 19, 1991
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Director Budd Boetticher and screenwriter Joseph Landon are as fast on their feet as their hoofer-turned-gangster protagonist; the efficiency and momentum of their storytelling should be models of inspiration for today's filmmakers.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Strange and often grim gangster film, notable for some off-trail approaches.

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Dennis Schwartz
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An unsentimental and inaccurate Warner Brothers action-packed biopic on ruthless twenties gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Overlooked gangster picture with the fierce energy of the early classics. A rags to riches story with the typical hubristic, heartless, no-nonsense character… More