Smart Money
Smart Money (1931)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 11, 1931
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2008
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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A typical Warner Brothers crime drama of that period.

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David Cornelius

Few actors had the energy and charisma to keep up with the rat-a-tat pacing of pre-Code gangster flicks that Robinson had.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

After the stars' debut in Little Caesar and The Public Enemy, this one must have been a letdown for fans. It was for me.

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Aj V
This movie is pretty slow for most of it, especially because of all the card playing and gambling scenes, but it gets more exciting towards the ending. It was… More
Michael Gildea
Smart Money is a pretty fun pseudo-gangster movie about a barber/professional gambler who makes it to the big time. Edward G. Robinson is his usual great self… More
Brian R
Edward G. Robinson seems to be playing the sucker male roles lately..."Smart Money" isn't really anything original but about a guy Nick "The… More