The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond

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Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewellery thieves. After a spell in jail, the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from thieves himself, and sets about getting close to gangster boss Arnold Rothstein... read more
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Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewellery thieves. After a spell in jail, the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from thieves himself, and sets about getting close to gangster boss Arnold Rothstein to move in on his booze, girls, gambling, and drugs operations.

Original Release

02/03/1960

US Release

02/03/1960

Cast

Ray Danton Jack 'Legs' Diamond
Karen Steele Alice Scott
Elaine Stewart Monica Drake
Jesse White Leo 'Butcher' Bremer
Simon Oakland Lt. Moody
Robert Lowery Arnold Rothstein
Judson Pratt Fats Walsh
Warren Oates Eddie Diamond
Frank DeKova Syndicate Chairman
Gordon Jones Sgt. Joe Cassidy / Police Sgt. Joe Cassidy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Budd Boetticher

Writers

Joseph Landon

Cast

Ray Danton Jack 'Legs' Diamond
Karen Steele Alice Scott
Elaine Stewart Monica Drake
Jesse White Leo 'Butcher' Bremer
Simon Oakland Lt. Moody
Robert Lowery Arnold Rothstein
Judson Pratt Fats Walsh
Warren Oates Eddie Diamond
Frank DeKova Syndicate Chairman
Gordon Jones Sgt. Joe Cassidy / Police Sgt. Joe Cassidy
Joseph Ruskin Matt Moran
Dyan Cannon Dixie
Richard Gardner Vince Coll
Martin Dean Teenager
Don Anderson Bartender
Sammy Armaro Cab Driver
Herb Armstrong Cherry Nose Gioe
Nesdon Booth Pawnbroker / Fence
George Bruggeman Nightclub Patron
Al Capone Self

Producers

Editors

Folmar Blangsted

1961 Oscar Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Nominated
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