The Whole Town's Talking (Passport to Fame)
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The Whole Town's Talking (Passport to Fame)
The film that revived Edward G. Robinson's career after a string of flops, along with A Slight Case of Murder (1938), it was one of the few comedies on his lengthy list of credits. The gangster-comedy was unusual in the composition of its writing staff, which included frequent Frank Capra collaborators Robert Riskin and Jo Swerling, as well as tough-guy scribe W.R. Burnett, who wrote Little Caesar (1931) and High Sierra (1941). The plot centers on the confusion surrounding the uncanny resemblance of a mild-mannered advertising clerk, Arthur Jones (Robinson), to escaped convict… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Satirically yet trenchantly embraces a wide range of modern experience, from the political to the intimate."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"A sheer joy to watch."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Odd bur rich mix of the visionary, comedy and the darkest side of gangsters."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Great gangster comedy . Classic Eddie G."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"...generally an amiable little comedy that benefits greatly from the charisma of its two leads."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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