Summer Movie Series: Classic Gangster Flicks | Little Caesar
Get ready for classic 1930s gangster films as The Mob Museum introduces its third summer movie series. A short presentation will precede each screening, providing historical context and interesting tidbits before the screening. To kick-off the first film in the series, Ben Mankiewicz, the host of Turner Classic Movies, will give a special introduction.
Little Caesar (1931): An ambitious thug claws his way to the top tier of the criminal underworld, making enemies along the way. Starring Edward G. Robinson in his breakthrough role.
Spend Mondays in June in the Museum’s historic courtroom catching the following gangster flicks:
June 3, 2019, 6 p.m. | Little Caesar
June 10, 2019, 6 p.m. | The Public Enemy
June 17, 2019, 6 p.m. | Scarface
June 24, 2019, 6 p.m. | Angels with Dirty Faces
Ben Mankiewicz is the TCM Primetime Host. When he made his TCM debut in September 2003, he became only the second host hired in the network’s history. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Mankiewicz graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He began his television career as a producer at WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., before starting his on-air work as a news reporter and anchor at WCSC, the CBS affiliate in Charleston, SC. He moved south to Miami in 1998 to become a reporter for Barry Diller’s innovative start-up station, WAMI-TV, and in 1999 and 2000 he was named Best TV News Anchor in South Florida by the weekly newspaper New Times. Mankiewicz then moved to Los Angeles, nearly 75 years after his grandfather, screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, had arrived. As a film critic, Mankiewicz co-hosted the nationally syndicated television series At the Movies, Mankiewicz currently co-hosts the on-line film review show What the Flick?!