The Whole Town's Talking (Passport to Fame)
The Whole Town's Talking (Passport to Fame) (1935)

Edward G. Robinson plays a meek hardware clerk who is the dead ringer for a notorious gangster boss. To avoid arresting the wrong man, the police give the "nice" Robinson a written passport -- which the "bad" Robinson… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 21, 1998
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Satirically yet trenchantly embraces a wide range of modern experience, from the political to the intimate.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A sheer joy to watch.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Odd bur rich mix of the visionary, comedy and the darkest side of gangsters.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Great gangster comedy . Classic Eddie G.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...generally an amiable little comedy that benefits greatly from the charisma of its two leads.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
I saw this on TV, it was such a great movie, I'm glad they only had one or two commercial breaks. Robinson and Arthur are fantastic in this movie.… More
Luke Baldock
The set up is wonderful, like something out of a Shakespeare comedy. Unfortunately the film only focuses on one of the two identical men. It makes the confusion… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Far-fetched case of mistaken identity takes much too long to get moving, finally catching a spark when meek clerk Edward G. Robinson encounters ruthless… More