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Plot: Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran's rival gang. The film traces the history of the incident, and the… Runtime: 100 min Release Date: 30 Jun 1967
Despite an lengthy and variously successful career in sci-fi and horror movies, it is this movie that I personally feel is the crowning glory of Roger Corman's career. It is also, I feel, one of the greatest and most underrated gangster movies of all time. It should definitely be held in the same high regard as movies like 'Goodfellas', 'Once Upon A Time In America' and, dare one even suggest, 'The Godfather'.Everything about this movie is superb. The lush, opulent, colour-saturated widescreen cinematography; the fantastic acting; the meticulous attention to period <more>
detail that rivals that of 'Once Upon....America'. Also, the authoritative voice-over that runs the entire length of the movie pre-dates 'Goodfellas' by some 20-odd years.At first one might think that Jason Robards is woefully miscast as Al Capone, but this is not so. He gives Capone an edgy, lean and utterly menacing persona. The rest of the cast reads like a Who's-who of exploitation cinema; Ralph Meeker excellent as Bugs Morant , Dick Bakalyan, Bruce Dern, Alex Rocco and John Agar. Throw in a couple of cameos from Corman regulars Dick Miller and Jack Nicholson, and this really is a cast to die for...quite literally.If there is a problem with the movie, it's that with the subject being so viciously evil, and knowing that EVERY character and event is real, the movie has a bit of a sour tone, and can be a bit of a downbeat experience to some people. That said, I suppose the purpose of the movie is to show EXACTLY what happened, and to humanise the victims, rather than treat them as some statistics in the annals of crime. Like all the great gangster movies, this doesn't glamourise the gangster life, but makes us glad that we are not a part of that dangerous world.
This movie is a film which every Chicagoan should love. The historical account of the St Valentine's Day Massacre was on which mesmerized millions of people, and how it restructured the syndicate's power back in the 1930's.! The 1929 catastrophe underlined the ruthless struggle with which the Irish and the Italians were engaged in. Presently, Boston is the only city in the United States where the Irish rule organized crime. The Italians run the most prominent criminal mobs in virtually every other city! Bugs Moran and Al Capone were two criminal leaders who operated very <more>
differently. Their personal agreements with one another established ground-rules about demographics. Capone had the south and west sections of the city, and Moran had the north. The whole predicament manifested itself when these organizations perceived that one was invading on another one's turf!! This heinous violence had the entire city of Chicago by the throat. The movie "The St Valentine's Day Massacre" depicted the precarious scenario very astutely! Jason Robards played Al Capone brilliantly, this is remarkable, especially considering that he is not even Italian! The directing and the authentication of Chicago in 1929 was excellent! I have an affinity for gangster movies, and this one is one of my favorites!! See this film if you possibly can!!
I think Jason Robards was great as AL Capone he was neat and at the end close to the end of the movie he said why don't you Rodd in Hell. He was one of the great people to play a gangster from Warren Beatty doing Clyde Barrow. I think Jason Robards could had made a great Clyde Barrow maybe the will pick Alec Baldwin to play Clyde barrow and Jason Jennifer Leigh to play bonnie Parker . But maybe some day they will make a biography about Jason Robards and Jennifer Jason Leigh can be Lauren Bacall and as Jason Robards can be Alec Baldwin or Stephen Bogart as his step dad. I think maybe if <more>
they make a good same movie like this as a remake they should get Sen, Richard Shelby as Al Capone.
gangster films don't get much better than this (by non_sportcardandy)
When the untouchables were first broadcast on tv I enjoyed them.This movie is a continuation of that kind of entertainment even having some of the guest stars that were on that show like Paul Richards,Leo Gordon and Frank Silvera.Jason Robards plays Capone in his own style,not comparing him to other actors who have had the Capone part I would say his performance showed he was talented.A talent that would really show itself about a year later when he played the part of Cheyenne in"once upon a time in the west".In this gangster film a lot of quality is shown in the dress, cars and <more>
settings.The film is also in color which put it a notch above many previous mob films.The shooting scenes give the audience their fill.In one scene Bugs Moran and one of his men are doing a hit from a window,while his man lets loose with a chopper he uses a repeating shotgun that's a guess faster than anyone I've ever seen in the movies.What really could of gotten this movie a 10 is a bit more music,that kind of music that plays low but works on the emotions and nerves.Having a small part in the movie is Alex Rocco,later he would go on to play Moe Green In the "godfather".Curious dept: When Al Capone is being interviewed in Florida he is asked a question by a reporter with a moustache.To me the actor looks like Tony Dow from leave it to beaver.Anyone know?
Although this movie does not rate like the Godfather epics, it is not that far behind them. It is a very good gangster movie. I originally saw it on the big screen when it first appeared at the theaters, back in the late 1960's. As far as I'm concerned, it has not lost it's appeal. It is as entertaining today as it was back then. I can watch it over and over again, and have. It contains a good cast, and great narration throughout the film. If you like gangster movies, especially those that involve the Roaring Twenties, and the Al Capone era, you will enjoy this movie, and it is a <more>
Corman's Classic Look at the Chicago Mob World (by BoomerDT)
Roger Corman could never be accused of excessive subtlety. And in "TSVDM" he doesn't disappoint his audience, with violence galore in extended shots. There are several scenes where the mob guys come out blasting with tommy guns and Corman gets his money's worth on each of them. Corman also lets a terrific cast have fun chewing up scenery, most notably George Segal as the vicious Peter Gusenberg. Segal has an unintentionally well, maybe not hilarious scene with the sexy Jean Hale as his wife, when they are having a spat because she's spent $3K on a fur. Segal smacks her <more>
around and Hale perfectly delivers a knee to his balls. Also enjoy Jason Robards as Capone, Harold J. Stone as Nitti for some reason Hollywood likes casting Jews as Italians, i.e. Brando & Caan in GF 1 the great Ralph Meeker as Bugs Moran and before they made it big, Bruce Dern as a driver for the mob and Jack Nicholson, in an uncredited part as the wheel man for the guys who actually do the "massacre" shooting at the Clark Street garage. Jack has one line, look for him late in the movie.
Taking a step back from the intellectual surmising involving Godfather, Goodfellas et al., I thought this was an enjoyable film, 'a live action cartoon' as it was put.Yep, sure it was a tad formulaic with characters going about their predetermined business and the armchair historians knew the conclusion of the film before it happened. I accept this as valid criticism, but I would stress more that it is supposed to be a quasi-documentary, with the solemn narrator venting sparse mechanical facts about each character and their relevance to the bigger picture as they were introduced. The <more>
film itself wasn't trying I felt to make a big artistic or intellectual statement, just an enjoyable and disposable piece of cinema. I think that it would be worse if it had been trying top make a 'big point' but fell on its arse, which a number of mobster-related films are guilty of. As an enjoyable 'get on and enjoy the ride' movie I think it succeeded very well. Having only a basic knowledge of prohibition gangsterland, I found it quite gripping and that the documentary style enhance my enjoyment of an otherwise complex background. The set was also very well done, though Capone was miscast. I would recommend this to most, unless they are Godfather fans!8/10
"The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre" is a very good gangster movie, released five years before the all-time great "The Godfather". It's pretty accurate in its chronology, according to the books and documentaries I've seen about the incident, only a couple of dramatic licenses taken. The film unfolds like a documentary, showing the dynamics of the rival gangs and their blood feud. Opening with the killers leaving the garage and then the neighbors discovery of the massacre, it proceeds to detail the buildup to the crime. The victims are introduced, along with the <more>
killers and planners. Lots of good actors are in this, veterans of both the big and little screen. Jason Robards has been slammed for his over-the-top portrayal of Al Capone, but everything I've seen about Scarface shows that he was over-the-top himself. George Segal is especially good as a Moran gang member, Peter Gusenberg. Ralph Meeker is a tough , barrel chested Bugs Moran. Both gangs are filled with familiar, competent actors. Jean Hale has a nicely done cameo as a classic "gun Moll", Myrtle, Pete's squeeze. Even Jack Nicholson shows up as a Tommy gunner! The climactic massacre is chillingly accurate using forensic evidence to show how the victims fell and their final positions. All-in-all, a really good movie and record of one of the most famous and shocking events in American criminal history. 8 of 10.
Factual and Cartoonish--what fun! (by patrick.hunter)
Why is it that people quibble about Jason Robards not looking like Capone? Many actors who have played him, from F. Murray Abraham to William Forsythe, really didn't resemble him. Maybe it's because this film attempts a semi-documentary approach. Perhaps it's the most accurate Hollywood drama on Capone, but the other semi-documentaries of the time such as Fox's own THE LONGEST DAY , had the look and lighting that reminded a viewer of a documentary, while this one doesn't. In fact, its style is more evocative of a 1930's Warner Bros. gangster film. Even George <more>
Segal's bullying the bartender and his mashing his girlfriend's face with food are bits very comparable to ones Cagney does in THE PUBLIC ENEMY. Segal playing a mean Cagney-type might seem very offbeat casting, but in this film it works, because all its casting is offbeat--even deliciously over the top. It's a lot of fun.