The Little Giant

The Little Giant

Edward G. Robinson
Director: Roy Del Ruth Cast: Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Mary Astor
Mary Astor
, Helen Vinson
Helen Vinson
Roy Del Ruth


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The end of prohibition spells the end of business as usual for Chicago gangster Bugs Ahearn (Edward G. Robinson in this delightful spoof of mob melodramas from Warner Bros. Paying off their latest moll, Edith (Shirley Grey, Bugs and chief lieutenant Al Daniels (Russell Hopton) grab their ill-gotten gains and go west, hoping to crash polo playing Santa Barbara society. Bugs acquires a rental mansion and a high class girlfriend, Polly Cass (Helen Vinson), but the estate actually belongs to kind but down-on-her-luck socialite Ruth Wayburn (Mary Astor) -- whom the former mobster retains as his social secretary -- while Polly and her relatives prove to be bigger crooks than he ever was. The Little Giant was reportedly filmed in 18 days on a budget of $197,000.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/2019
UPC: 0883929690466
Original Release: 1933
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 10,275

Special Features

Commentary by Historians Daniel Bubbeo and John McCarty; Warner Night at the Movies 1933 Short Subjects Gallery: Vintage Newsreel, Musical Short Use Your Imagination, Classic Cartoon The Dish Ran Away With the Spoon, and Trailers of The Little Giant and 1933's Hard to Handle

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward G. Robinson James Francis "Bugs" Aheam
Mary Astor Ruth Wayburn
Helen Vinson Polly Cass
Ken Thomson John Stanley
Shirley Grey Edith Merriam
Russell Hopton Al Daniels
Berton Churchill Donald Hadley Cass
Donald Dillaway Gordon Cass
Louise Mackintosh Mrs. Cass
Helen Mann Frankie
Bonnie Bannon Society girl
Joan Barclay Society girl
Anne Hovey Society girl
Alice Jans Society girl
Lorena Layson Society girl
Barbara Rogers Society girl
Renee Whitney Society girl
Pat Wing Society Girl
Toby Wing Society girl
Maxine Cantway Society girl
Jayne Shadduck Society girl
Loretta Andrews Society girl
Lynn Browning Society girl
Margaret La Marr Society girl
Selmar Jackson Radio Announcer
Dewey Robinson Butch Zanwutoski
John Kelly Ed (Tim)
Sidney Bracey Butler
Bob Perry Joe Milano's hoods
Adrian Morris Joe Milano's Hoods
Rolfe Sedan Waiter
Charles Coleman Charteris
Leonard Carey Ingelby
Nora Cecil Maid
Lester Dorr Investment Clerk
Lorin Raker Investment Clerk
Guy Usher Detective
John Marston Prosecutor
Harry Tenbrook Pulido
William "Wild Bill" Elliott Guest

Technical Credits
Roy Del Ruth Director
Leo F. Forbstein Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Raymond Griffith Producer
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Sidney Hickox Cinematographer
Robert Lord Screenwriter
George Marks Editor
Wilson Mizner Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Little Giant
0. Chapters
1. Credits
2. No More Mob
3. Heavy Thinking
4. Brushoff and Tipoff
5. Kissoff and Sendoff
6. His Money's Worth
7. Ten Percent French
8. No Excitement
9. What a Guy Wears
10. Join the Party
11. Going with the House
12. Only a Servant
13. Woman's Angle
14. Polo Phonies
15. Proposal Rehearsal
16. High-Class Business
17. Disgracefully Disengaged
18. Taken for a Chump
19. Bond Salesman
20. Bull's-Eye
0. Chapters

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