For his part, Robbo is willing to go along with the publicity. Listen close and you'll Davis do some good imitations of Al Jolson and Jerry Lewis. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. Each not only performs a solo song, but duets and group songs are all through the movie. Robin and the 7 Hoods story was cohesive if a bit thin. I wish he'd been given something better as a solo than Any Man Who Loves His Mother. Dale , who runs an orphanage.
For a movie involving criminals, it is very tame with most violent action taking place off camera. A pool-playing dude from Indiana and the director of a boys' orphanage join forces with Robbo; and, when he gives some money to the orphanage, he becomes the toast of the town as a hood like Robin Hood. You can't possibly go wrong with all the talent that Sinatra gathered for this film. Will, hoping to do a good deed, hands the money over to Allen A. Dale Bing Crosby , who runs an orphanage. Bing Crosby in his last musical role plays Alan-A-Dale and he replaced Peter Lawford when he and Sinatra came to an abrupt parting of the ways. The relationships between the characters were established quickly and carried throughout the movie.
Robinson who is shot to death during the celebration. There is chemistry between each and every character. Robin and the 7 Hoods may not be the best musical or the best comedy out there, but it is still a fun and enjoyable film to watch. This was not the case, especially with Frank Sinatra. It was his last musical role as well. My Kind of Town did for Chicago what New York, New York did for the Big Apple and was nominated for best song that year. Easily the best of the Rat Pack pictures, Robin And The 7 Hoods is a piece that is more befitting their respective talents.
Robbo demurs and gives the money to his henchman Will to get rid of. Even the lowest gangster seems pretty well off. Where trailers from the past, from recent to long ago, from a time before YouTube, can be enjoyed by all. Can Robbo hold things together? The film takes the topic of warring gangs in -era Chicago and makes it into fodder for lighthearted musical comedy. First thing I have to talk about is the music. Peter Falk who plays Guy Gisborne gets one of those once in a lifetime chances to overact with abandon and gusto.
There are a few scenes and one song involving gunfire, but it is never directed at a person. 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. 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. Meanwhile, Guy schemes to get rid of Robbo, and Big Jim's heretofore unknown daughter Marian appears and goes from man to man trying to find an ally in her quest to run the whole show. Can Robbo hold things together? I wish it had been left in.
Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Set in 1920s Chicago, the tale begins during a birthday party for head mobster Big Jim Edward G. There is a fair bit of interesting trivia attached to the picture which is readily available on this and many other internet sites, so I'll just move on a quickly surmise that Robin And The 7 Hoods should have been a classic, but for me personally I'll settle for hugely enjoyable. 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. Perhaps it buckles under the weight of expectation with the names on show? Sets were well construction and a scene involving a transforming room was impressive and fun to watch if impractical. For a film with some of the top stars of their time, I am surprised at the lack of any real substance for the film.
The northside gang, headed by Robbo is willing to grant Guy his self-declared title as long as he leaves the northside territory alone. Some of my personal favorites are Bang! Meanwhile, Guy schemes to get rid of Robbo, and Big Jim's heretofore unknown daughter Marian appears and goes from man to man trying to find an ally in her quest to run the whole show. A pool-playing dude from Indiana and the director of a boys' orphanage join forces with Robbo; and, when he gives some money to the orphanage, he becomes the toast of the town as a hood like Robin Hood. The Blu-Ray version contains these and some Warner Bros. Jack Savage: A fun comedy-musical that I know I will watch over and over again.
A generally bright outing, it loses steam towards the end, emerging as being decidedly overlong. At about the same time, Robbo unknowingly donates a large sum of money to a local orphanage. Dean Martin got short changed here. He's the secretary of an orphans home where Sinatra donates some hot money to launder it. Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr and Peter Falk, now that is some roll call in star appeal, or maybe it called for a better director other than safe and steady, Gordon Douglas? He gave a little something for everyone in the cast.