City Streets
City Streets (1931)

Dashiell Hammett penned the screenplay for this stylish crime melodrama that tells the story of a traveling carnival worker who gets in over his head when he falls in love with the daughter of a big city gangster.

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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A romance story cloaked in the garb of an outdated crime drama.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: 81% 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