Featured in the BBC Home Service series "On Films" with Paul Mayersberg.
7 Biographical Movies |
19 Print Biographies |
15 Articles |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on Edward G. Robinson
] Each part he plays, he enriches with deep and warm understanding of human frailties and compels us to pity rather than condemnation, always adding vivid color to the intricate mosaic of motion picture reality.
Unlike many silent-era directors, he welcomed the advent of sound, but didn't rush into it--while the sound era is generally agreed to have started in 1927, he didn't make a sound film until 1931, but it was one of his finest--M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
(1931). The film, a dark tale about a pedophile who molests and murders a little girl, was a smash international hit and made a star ...
All his films feature a shot of his hand