King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961)

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The story of flamboyant Prohibition-era gangster, gambler and bootlegger Arnold Rothstein.


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  • Mickey Rooney and David Janssen in King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961)
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Director:

Joseph M. Newman

Writers:

Leo Katcher (book), Jo Swerling (screenplay)

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21 September 2010 | non_sportcardandy
2
| Big disappointment
Two points out of respect to David Janssen and his good track record.This movie is so boring I had to fast forward a lot.It's boring because of a lack of action and to much time is spent on the uninteresting subject of a mobster's love life.Not sure but someone wanted to dwell on Rothstein's gambling problem.Hello..a mob boss makes money because other persons have a gambling problem.As in other gangster movies it makes more sense that a mob boss is having a good time spending the losers money not gambling.Don't know if Janssen is part of the problem or not.Has anyone ever witnessed the private life of a mob boss to judge that Janssen didn't do a good job portraying Rothstein.More than likely Janssen is just a victim of this misguided script.This movie looks like a stinker that couldn't sell so someone named it the Arnold Rothstein story to take advantage of the interest in gangster movies at the time.One of the worst parts was having Mickey Rooney begging,horrible treatment to an outstanding actor.Someone compared this movie to The Untouchables..PUHLEEZE,in no way shape or form did I find this movie resembling one of my all time favorite shows except for both of them being filmed in black and white.For the person that wants to test their capacity for boredom this is the movie for them.

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Genres

Biography | Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

11 June 1961

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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