Old Time Gangster Film Anthologies

Stanley Crouch reviews two gangster film anthologies from Warner Bros. If you were wondering what to get me for Christmas, look no further!

However, this article does raise some interesting questions, such as: Does anyone at Slate have the balls to edit Crouch's work? Take this intricately crafted sentence, for example:

This is particularly true in Angels With Dirty Faces (1938), where O'Brien plays the moral counterbalance to Cagney's charming thug, who is a less circumscribed variation on his Tom Powers in The Public Enemy, whereas Cagney's Powers has no morality whatsoever and has replaced a soul with brute appetites.

Still worth a look-see, however.

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