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Overview for Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson


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Also Known As: Died: January 26, 1973
Born: December 12, 1893 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Bucharest, Romania Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Entertaining the Troops (1989)
A salute to the Hollywood celebrities who entertained American combat troops at home and abroad during World War II.
Soylent Green (1973)
A future cop uncovers the deadly secret behind a mysterious synthetic food.
Neither By Day Nor By Night (1972) as Father
After a young American soldier is blinded in Israel he is put in a hospital where he shares a room with an old woman who is also blind. She thinks that he is her long-lost lover and is thrilled at his return. As she relives the happy days of her youth, both she and the soldier find themselves better
Song of Norway (1970) as Krogstad
Operation Heartbeat (1969)
Edward G. Robinson''s dignified performance as the aging surgeon whose heart transplant gets his protege slapped with a lawsuit after the donor''s wife charges that her husband was allowed to die so that the young doctor could save his mentor highlights this pilot movie for the popular "Medical Center" series (1969-76). Chad Everett assumed the part originated by Richard Bradford (who virtually disappeared as Everett''s star ascended), while James Daly and Audrey Totter continued as regulars.
Peking Blonde (1969) as Douglas
Mackenna's Gold (1969) as Old Adams
A group of men, lead by a questionable sheriff and a wanted bandit, descend upon the desert in search of a lost canyon of gold.
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968) as Professor Samuels
A kidnapped gangster turns his captors into a crack band of crooks.
Grand Slam (1968) as Prof. James Anders
Never a Dull Moment (1968) as Leo Joseph Smooth
Actor Jack Albany, who plays gangsters on TV, is mistaken for notorious hit-man Ace, and is hired by mob boss Leo Smooth to pull a heist, but Jack must find a way out of it.
Who Has Seen the Wind? (1965)
When they are forced from their home in the aftermath of World War II, the Radeks, a family of three, take refuge aboard a tramp steamer. The story, set twelve years later, relates their experiences as they await the papers that will free them from their shipboard prison. Produced by the United Nations.
A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1965) as Cocky Wainwright
The Cincinnati Kid (1965) as Lancey Howard
Card sharps try to deal with personal problems during a big game in New Orleans.
Good Neighbor Sam (1964) as Simon Nurdlinger
A man poses as husband to his wife's best friend for one day that could turn into a lifetime.
The Outrage (1964) as Con man
A Mexican bandit''''s crimes receive wildly different interpretations from four witnesses.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) as Carl Schurz, Secretary of the Interior
A reluctant Cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) as Big Jim
A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.
The Prize (1963) as Dr. Max Stratman
An American Nobel Prize-winner mixes it up with spies when he travels to Stockholm to collect his award.
My Geisha (1962) as Sam Lewis
Paul Robaix (Yves Montand) is a well known director, married to Lucy Dell (Shirley MacLaine), a famous movie star. Robaix wants to make a movie of the classic play Madame Butterfly, but he doesn't want his wife to play the leading part, as in his previous pictures. Producer Sam Lewis (Edward G. Robinson) and Lucy Dell think up a scheme to get her in the picture after all. Lucy disguises as a Geisha, and gets the leading part in the picture. When Robaix finds out he gets so mad, he wants to divorce Lucy...
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) as Maurice Kruger
A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
Pepe (1961) as
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
Seven Thieves (1960) as Professor Theo Wilkins
A professor and thief decide to join together and pull off a heist.
A Hole in the Head (1959) as Mario Manetta
A single father's bohemian lifestyle could cost him custody of his son.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Dathan
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
Nightmare (1956) as Rene Bressard
After being hypnotized into committing murder, a young musician has to reconstruct his actions to clear his name.
Hell on Frisco Bay (1956) as Victor Amato
A cop framed for a murder he did not commit hunts the San Francisco waterfront for the Mob racketeers who are responsible.
Black Tuesday (1955) as Vincent Canelli
Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning - a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their hands on the loot from Manning's robbery to finance their escape from the country.
A Bullet for Joey (1955) as Inspector Raoul Leduc
A deported gangster sneaks into Canada to kidnap a scientist for the Reds.
Illegal (1955) as Victor Scott
A DA falls apart when his machinations send an innocent man to the chair.
Tight Spot (1955) as Lloyd Hallett
A district attorney tries to get a hardboiled woman to testify against the mob.
The Violent Men (1955) as Lew Wilkison
The wife of a crooked cattle baron plots his murder.
Big Leaguer (1953) as John B. "Hans" Lobert
An aging ballplayer is relegated to managing a training camp.
Vice Squad (1953) as Capt. Barney Barnaby
The head of an escort ring joins forces with a vice cop to solve a murder.
The Glass Web (1953) as Henry Hayes
The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry, who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show "Crime of the Week", which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly... and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week's show...
Actor's Blood and Woman of Sin (1952) as Maurice Tillayou
Based on the true story of the 1987 Oxford University boat race mutiny and coach Dan Topolski's miraculous training of a haggard, rag-tag team into a winning outfit.
House of Strangers (1949) as Gino Monetti
After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.
It's a Great Feeling (1949) as Himself
When nobody at Warner Bros. will work with him, movie star Jack Carson decides to turn an unknown into his co-star.
Key Largo (1948) as Johnny Rocco
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
All My Sons (1948) as Joe Keller
A veteran discovers his father cut costs on wartime military equipment.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) as John Triton
When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?
The Red House (1947) as Pete Morgan
Pete and Ellen have reared Meg as their own, ever since she was a baby and her parents took off. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath to come help with chores on the farm: Pete isn't getting around on his wooden leg like he used to. When Nath insists on using a short cut home through the woods, Pete gets quite agitated and warns him of screams in the night, of terrors associated with the red house. Curious, Meg and Nath ignore his warnings and begin exploring. Meg begins falling in love with Nath, but his girlfriend Tibby has other plans for him. Meanwhile they all get closer to real danger and the dark secret of the red house.
The Stranger (1946) as Wilson
A small-town schoolteacher suspects her new husband may be an escaped Nazi war criminal.
Journey Together (1945)
R.A.F. Bomber Command during the early days of W.W.II shown through the story of three young men, who all dream of becoming pilots. From the first day of call up, to basic training, then the Empire training scheme in Canada, and finally joining a squadron and forming into a crew.
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) as Martinius Jacobson
A Norwegian farmer tries to raise two children in the Midwest.
Scarlet Street (1945) as Christopher Cross
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944) as Wilbert Winkle
A henpecked husband surprises his family by coming back from World War II a hero.
The Woman in the Window (1944) as Richard Wanley
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
Double Indemnity (1944) as Barton Keyes
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
Tampico (1944) as Captain Bart Manson
Oil-tanker Captain Manson rescues Kathie Hall after her ship is sunk by a U-boat. He marries her. When his ship is sunk and she is suspected because she has no identification. Manson tries to clear her of the charge and discovers that his first mate, Adamson, is a German agent.
Destroyer (1943) as Steve "Boley" Boleslavski
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
Flesh and Fantasy (1943) as Marshall Tyler
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
Larceny, Inc. (1942) as [J. Chalmers] "Pressure" Maxwell
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as [Avery L. "Larry"] Browne
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.
Manpower (1941) as Hank McHenry
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
Unholy Partners (1941) as Bruce Corey
A gangster helps pay a tabloid editor's debts to gain control of the paper.
The Sea Wolf (1941) as Wolf Larsen
Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.
A Dispatch from Reuters (1940) as [Paul] Julius Reuter
An entrepreneur builds an international news agency.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Dr. Paul Ehrlich
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
Brother Orchid (1940) as Little John Sarto [also known as Brother Orchid]
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
Blackmail (1939) as John R. Ingram
A man in prison on false charges escapes to save his family from a blackmailer.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as Edward Renard
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
I Am the Law (1938) as [Professor] John Lindsay
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (1938) as Dr. Clitterhouse
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
A Slight Case of Murder (1938) as Remy Marko
A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple.
Thunder in the City (1937)
A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.
The Last Gangster (1937) as Joe Krozac
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
Kid Galahad (1937) as Nick Donati
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
Bullets or Ballots (1936) as Johnny Blake
A cop goes undercover to crack an influential crime ring.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Arthur Ferguson Jones [/"Killer" Manion]
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
Barbary Coast (1935) as Louis Chamalis
A vice king's girlfriend falls for a young miner.
The Man with Two Faces (1934) as Damon Wells/Jules Chautard
An actor uses his skills to protect his sister from her sinister husband.
Dark Hazard (1934) as Jim "Buck" Turner
A compulsive gambler loses everything.
I Loved a Woman (1933) as John Hayden
A Chicago meat-packer tries to keep a rein on his social-climbing wife.
The Little Giant (1933) as [James Francis] Bugs Ahearn
When Prohibition ends, a bootlegger tries to break into high society.
The Hatchet Man (1932) as Wong Low Get
When he''''s forced to kill his best friend, a Chinese hit man adopts the man''''s daughter.
Two Seconds (1932) as John Allen
In the last moments of his life, a criminal reviews the circumstances that led him to death row.
Silver Dollar (1932) as Yates Martin
A farmer strikes it rich out West, then leaves his wife for a young beauty.
Tiger Shark (1932) as Mike Mascarenhas
A tuna fisherman marries a woman in love with another man.
Little Caesar (1931) as Little Caesar "alias Rico" [Enrico Cesare Bandello]
A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?
Five Star Final (1931) as [Joseph W.] Randall
An unscrupulous newspaper editor searches for headlines at any cost.
Smart Money (1931) as Nick Venezelos
A barber''''s good luck turns him into a big-time gambling boss.
The Widow From Chicago (1930) as Dominic
A woman infiltrates a criminal mob to avenge her brother''''s death.
Outside the Law (1930) as Cobra
Fingers is planning a half-million-dollar bank robbery in gang boss Cobra Collins' territory. Fingers' moll Connie tries to bluff Cobra into thinking the hit won't be for another week when the call comes through saying it's now.
A Lady to Love (1930) as Tony
An Italian wine-maker woos a mail-order bride by sending her a picture of his handsome foreman.
East Is West (1930) as Charlie Yong
Ming Toy is on the auction block in China. She is saved by Billy and taken to San Francisco by Lo Sang Kee. To save her from deportation she is sold to Charlie Yong, the Chop Suey King. Billy kidnaps her with plans of marriage.
Night Ride (1930) as Tony Garotta
Just after newsman Rooker and Ruth Kearns are married he covers a double murder during a bank robbery. Cigarettes at the scene implicate gangster Tony Garotta. Garotta kidnaps Rooker and another reporter, intending to kill them.
The Hole in the Wall (1929) as The Fox
Mrs. Ramsey sent Jean Oliver to prison on a false charge. To get even, Jean (disguised as Madame Mystera) plans to kidnap her daughter and turn her into a thief. Love entanglements with a gangster known as "The Fox" and newspaperman Grant complicate her plans.

Cast (special)

Devil and Daniel Webster, The (1960)
An adaptation for television of the 1939 Broadway play by Stephen Vincent Benet and Douglas Moore. The story relates lawyer Daniel Webster's courtroom battle against the Devil, who is seeking the soul of Jabez Stone, a farmer who agreed to exchange his soul for seven years of wealth, then reneged o
Right Man, The (1960) as Teddy Roosevelt
An hour-long review of presidential campaigns and the gimmicks used to attract voters.
Operation Entertainment (1954)
A tribute to the soldiers in greasepaint; the many members of show business who gave their services and time to the USO overseas during World War II and the Korean War.

Cast (short)

A Look at the World of "Soylent Green" (1973)
This short film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the science fiction film "Soylent Green" (1973).
A Day at Santa Anita (1937)
In this short film, an orphaned horse-trainer''''s daughter has made a bond with a horse that needs her presence to win races. Vitaphone Release 8071-8072.
Breakdowns of 1936 (1936)
Inside the maximum security prison of Rebibbia in Rome, the inmates perform their final show of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" and are rewarded by rapturous applause. When lights go out, the actors leave the stage and return to their cells. Here, we observe the contrast between an actor's absolute fr
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 10 "Trouble Shots" (1931)
In this short film, golfer Bobby Jones presents how to hit the golf ball out of roughs, water, weeds, and trees. Vitaphone Release 4801.
An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee (1930)
In this short film, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee.

Misc. Crew (short)

Edward G. Robinson (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of Edward G. Robinson.
Breakdowns of 1941 (1941)
This short film presents a blooper reel containing clips of various movies from 1941.

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