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The Rat Pack packed it in after this sprightly musical comedy that owes more than it should to Damon Runyon's stories and Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows's classic musical Guys and Dolls. Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen's bright and snappy score features such songs as "Style," "Bang-Bang" and the Sinatra standard "My Kind of Town." Set in 1920s Chicago, the tale begins during a birthday party for head mobster Big Jim Edward G. Robinson who is shot to death during the celebration. Rival gangster Guy Gisbourne Peter ...
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The Rat Pack packed it in after this sprightly musical comedy that owes more than it should to Damon Runyon's stories and Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows's classic musical Guys and Dolls. Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen's bright and snappy score features such songs as "Style," "Bang-Bang" and the Sinatra standard "My Kind of Town." Set in 1920s Chicago, the tale begins during a birthday party for head mobster Big Jim Edward G. Robinson who is shot to death during the celebration. Rival gangster Guy Gisbourne Peter Falk immediately declares himself the chief gangster. The northside gang, headed by Robbo Frank Sinatra is willing to grant Guy his self-declared title as long as he leaves the northside territory alone. Guy refuses and when small time hood Little John Dean Martin joins Robbo's crew, turf warfare breaks out between the two gangs, resulting in the destruction of both Robbo and Guy's nightclubs. Meanwhile, Big Jim's daughter Marian Barbara Rush offers Robbo $50,000 to find the man who killed her father. Robbo demurs and gives the money to his henchman Will Sammy Davis Jr. to get rid of. Will, hoping to do a good deed, hands the money over to Allen A. Dale Bing Crosby, who runs an orphanage. Allen, finding out that the money came from Robbo, informs the newspapers of Robbo's philanthropic enterprise and Robbo immediately becomes a local celebrity, referred to as Chicago's Robin Hood. For his part, Robbo is willing to go along with the publicity. On the romantic front, although Robbo is attracted to Marian, he gives her the brush-off when he finds she is using a charitable foundation as a front for a counterfeiting ring being run by herself and Little John. Robbo tells Marian to leave town. Instead, she hooks up with Guy, proposing that he kill both Robbo and Little John.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
"Breezy" isn't the first word that always comes to mind when dealing with gangster films, but it's applicable to Robin and the Seven Hoods, a decidedly lighthearted little excursion into gang territory. "Bizarre" also applies, but the film is so innocuous that the oddness doesn't get in the way. Rat Pack fans will be the most delighted by Robin, but while it certainly helps to like the kind of in-jokes that permeate the film, even those "not in the know" will find it enjoyable, if awkwardly structured and a bit long. The Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen score has some truly atrocious lyrics, but composer Van Heusen knew how to write for this cast, and the songs fit very well with their voices and styles. Frank Sinatra is in his full mid-'60s mode, tossing off lines carelessly and giving an effortless, relaxed performance -- as do Bing Crosby and Dean Martin, leaving the field clear for Sammy Davis Jr. to supply pep and vitality. Fortunately, the relaxed nature of so much of the cast comes across as sheer ease, and the leads all seem to just be having fun. All of this allows Peter Falk to practically walk away with the film with his wonderful Gisborne, and walk he does. Robin runs out of steam before its finish and could easily have stood to lose 15 minutes, but it's a genial and amusing little time capsule.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • UPC: 085392149339
  • Original Release: 1964
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Robbo
Dean Martin John
Sammy Davis Jr. Will
Peter Falk Guy Gisborne
Bing Crosby Allen A. Dale
Barbara Rush Marian
Victor Buono Sheriff Potts
Hank Henry Six Second
Jack LaRue Tomatoes
Robert Foulk Sheriff Glick
Phillip Crosby Hood
Robert Carricart Blue Jaw
Phil Arnold Hatrack
Linda Brent Woman Derelict
Joe Brooks
Hans Conried Mr. Ricks
Roger Creed Gisborne's Hood
Jerry Davis
Bernard Fein Charlie Bananas
Joe Gray
Barry Kelley Police Chief
Larry D. Mann Workman
Maurice Manson Dignitary
Boyd "Red" Morgan
Manuel Padilla
Tony Randall Hood
Sig Rumann Hammacher
Diane Sayer "Booze" Witness
Frank Scannell Lawyer
Mark Sherwood Boy
Dick Simmons Prosecutor
Richard Sinatra
Al Wyatt
William Zuckert
Chris Hughes Jud
John Pedrini
Eddie Ness
Thom Conroy
Ronnie Dayton Man
Allen Jenkins Vermin
Joseph Ruskin Twitch
Harry Swoger Soup Meat
Richard Bakalyan Robbo's hood
Al Silvani Robbo's hood
Harry Wilson Gisborne's hood
Edward G. Robinson Big Jim
Mickey Finn Barkeeper
Technical Credits
Gordon M. Douglas Director
Jack Baker Choreography
Gordon Bau Makeup
Raphael Bretton Set Decoration/Design
Sammy Cahn Score Composer
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
LeRoy G. Deane Production Designer
Donfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
Howard W. Koch Executive Producer
John Fenton Murray Screenwriter
Sam O'Steen Editor
Nelson Riddle Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
David R. Schwartz Screenwriter
Frank Sinatra Producer
Jimmy Van Heusen Score Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FANTASTIC MUSICAL

    My favorite all-time movie. You couldn't afford to make a movie with this all star cast again even if they were alive. The songs are great, the lines funny, there's a laugh a minute. Its a tribute to the best actors of their time, a movie that you can easily see that they enjoyed making.

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