The Gangsters of New York (1914)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Gangster Film  |  
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The 4-reel Gangsters of New York was an acceptable imitation D.W. Griffith picture, directed by Griffith associate William "Christy" Cabanne. Burly Ralph Lewis plays Spike Golden, a tough-talking gangster who intimidates everyone within a radius of ten miles. Among those within Golden's orbit are Porkey Dugan (played by the decidedly unporky H.B. Walthall) and Cora Drew (Consuela Bailey). The film concludes with a suspenseful death-house sequence and race to the rescue. Supervised by the great D.W. himself, Gangsters of New York was scripted by teen-aged prodigy Anita Loos.

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death, gangster, house, underworld