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Edward G Robinson

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by mike s in nyc, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

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    Edward G. Robinson ~
    Certainly my trifecta of actors with Bogart.. and Eddie G. and James Cagney.
    Thanks to @stepeanut for making me aware of the thread..


    Original twice signed Motion Picture Relief Fund document, dated Oct 21, 1946.
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  2. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

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    Edward G. Robinson ~ "Kibitzer" .. Signed Book
    U.S. Samuel French Ltd. Original signed first edition, with slip cover .. RARE!
    Published in 1929, before his groundbreaking mega hit "Little Caesar" in 1931.
    Robinson wrote the story with Jo Swerling .. Amazing indeed.
    c., 1929.

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  3. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

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    Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Lauren Bacall & Cast
    Warner Bros. Original Call Sheet for "Key Largo" .. Rare.
    Dated 2/19/48 ..


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  4. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

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    Humphrey Bogart - Edward G. Robinson - Laren Bacall - Claire Trevor - Lionel Barrymore & Co..
    U.S. Warner Bros Pictures Inc. Rare original 'call sheet' for filming of the great "Key Largo"
    Dated: 2/5/48 for scene 76 - 77, downstairs in the lobby near the bar .. Classic!
    c., 1948.

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  5. Maranatha5585

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    Edward G. Robinson ~ "Key Largo" Robe of Johnny Rocco.
    The one that got away... :shake: I was second highest bidder.. runner up.
    Total Heartbreaker.
    c., 1948.

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  6. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

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  7. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    "Tales of Manhattan" from 1942 showcases his melancholy side; a lovely sad turn in an ensemble film.
     
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  8. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

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    I love all the classic Edward G. films, the film "Our Leaves Have Tender Grapes" (1945)
    is a particular favorite, because it is such a different roll for him. Don't miss it if you can.

     
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  9. bostonscoots

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    For my money, nothing tops Edward G. Robinson in Double Indemnity. You can't help but love him as the too-wise man of insurance numbers, always looking for a match, but who knows when something just doesn't add up.

    He's also solid in A Hole In The Head with Frank Sinatra and the great Thelma Ritter as his wife.
     
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  10. mcnpauls

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    I discovered last month that the great Edward G's face was the model for the Devil in Disney's "Fantasia".
     
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  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  12. Maranatha5585

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    Attention!! Friends of Noir ~

    ''Double Indemnity'' is on TCM Today at 12:00 noon Eastern
     
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  13. Maranatha5585

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    “The Sea Wolf“ is top notch.
    Edward becomes Wolf Larsen!


    Watched “A Slight Case of Murder” yesterday.. He was also a master of the mob comedic roles.
     
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  14. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast.

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  15. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

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    I have a short story to share that happened about 55 years ago in a Beverly Hills exclusive
    lamp and chandelier store.

    By 10 years old I was a huge Bogie, Edward G . and Cagney fan . My father would have me watch these crime-noir classics whenever they aired. So, I grew up on them.. and learned to loved them.

    Back to the store.. I was with my Mom and Dad who were having a special rugged chandelier made at this place. We spent what seemed like ever there.
    Then - Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Robinson came in to this store!
    My Dad told me immediately he was there, and not to bother the man.
    I was always a collector, and by 10 y.o. was already a huge autograph collector..

    I watched him intently, hardly took my eyes of him. I kick myself again and again for not
    being myself, and walking up to him. Perhaps I was actually scared from watching him
    kill and be so tough. I've always regretted this. Probably a clue to my Edward G. collection.

    Then.. we went to Ralphs grocery store somewhere in L.A. and came home.
    I remember the day vividly and completely.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2020
  16. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

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    Great film.. Robinson's acting range was incredibly wide and diverse.
     
  17. mike s in nyc

    mike s in nyc Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    And I just saw 'Five Star Final' from 1931. Its amazing that here is a film that in a few months will be 90 years old (!) but still has some relevant and hard-hitting things to say - and some great performances. Edward G Robinson was great in this.. and in a small-to-medium sized role, interestingly, is the one and only (pre-Frankenstein, by a few months, i think?) Boris Karloff!
     
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  18. misterjones

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    Possibly my favorite scene from what very well might be my favorite movie. It has an added benefit of articulating for me a good, succinct line I've adapted to rebut some of the ludicrous conspiracy theories I've heard over the years (most of which involve the Kennedy assassination) - the line that begins "Now how can anyone jump off a slow-moving train . . .").

     
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  19. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

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    I hasten to add that I've used the line "next time I'll rent a tuxedo" numerous times.
     
  20. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    In my younger days, "No soap" was a fixture in my vocabulary.
     
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  21. JAuz

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    Whoa, that is a really cool looking book. What a photo too! I see that this was made into a movie in 1930. Even though Edward G isn't in it, It'd be fun to watch it. Has anyone seen it? There are no reviews on IMDB. I wonder if it's ever shown on TCM or available to stream.
     
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  22. hbbfam

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    As I said earlier, the depth of his acting and a truly gut wrenching movie, was All My Sons. Arthur Miller's great play.
     
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  24. arley

    arley Forum Resident

    No one on the set knew how sick Robinson was--except for Heston. In that scene, Chuck's tears were real.
     
  25. hbbfam

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