In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. Although he’s outgunned, Robbo wants to keep his own territory.
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I could watch this movie without sound. Those incredibles settings, the colors, the decors, the ornaments, the wardrobe, the cinematography... they don't make movies like this anymore. The problem? The plot is a mess and while some musical moments are entertaining, they seem misplaced in a gangster movie.
I recall having liked the film some 50 years ago--especially Sammy Davis Jr and Bing Crosby, who appear in it; but 50 years later, it is embarrassing to sit through. But Peter Falk is good as the bad guy. And there is the uncredited appearance of Edward G. Robinson.