Movie Review – Smart Money

Smart Money (1931)

Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp, and Ralf Harolde

Favorite Scene: Where Robinson (Nick the Barber) kicks Harolde's (Sleepy Sam) ass at cards and gets a boatload of his money. He goes to leave and Sleepy Sam and his boys get up and one of them says, “Wait a minute, Nick!” But Nickie is no fool. He opens the door and two men come in pointing guns at which point Cagney (Jack) says in his famous voice, “Behaaave.”

Favorite Actor: Edward Robinson is the stud in this film.

Favorite quote:

Irene: Who'll give me a half a dollar for my hand?

Nick: Uh, I wouldn't give you a nickel for your whole body.

Rating: 💎💎💎1/2

It was a great movie, but Cagney didn't have that many scenes in it. Still I would check it out!

♠♥♣♦ is about gambling and cards!

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Old School Movie Reviews

So I am going to start reviewing movies. Pretty cool, right? However, I am not going to be putting down a brief summary of the movie and then how ever many stars I give it. That's what everybody else does, and they know much more than I do so you can just read their reviews. What I am going to do is break the movie down into a few areas: tell you the name of the movie, the year, and the stars in it, tell you my favorite scene, favorite actor or actress, favorite quote, and then we'll do my rating-thingamajig. That way people will want to see the movies, instead of reading the full review and getting the gist of the movie. And my reviews will be of 'Old School' movies, so they will be ancient. I'm excited!

A hint for the first movie: ♠♥♣♦