“How do you live?” “I steal.”
Unlike O Brother, Where Art Thou, this 1932 potboiler has no songs, and a much bleaker ending.
Back from the war, Paul Muni is unsettled, and soon, a man watching the world crumble beneath his feet.
Robbery, blackmail, jail time, life on the run – a never-ending series of unfortunate events sent to break him body and soul.
Muni, a five-time Oscar nominee, and Best Actor winner for The Story of Louis Pasteur, was the Sean Penn of his time, and he bristles in every scene.
An early slice of cinema which still packs a punch.