"Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Classics - Little Caesar / The Public Enemy / The Petrified Forest / White Heat" - Robinson. Cagney. Bogart. For the first time on Blu-ray(TM) - Four classic gangster films from the studio that defined the genre. "Little Caesar": "R-I-C-O, 'Little Caesar', that's who!" Edward G. Robinson bellowed into the phone. And Hollywood got the message: 37 year old Robinson, not gifted with matinee-idol looks, was nonetheless a first-class star and moviegoers hailed the hard-hitting social consciousness dramas that became the Depression-era mainstay of Warner Bros. "Little Caesar" is the tale of pugnacious Caesar Enrico Bandello, a hoodlum with a Chicago-sized chip on his shoulder, few attachments, fewer friends and no sense of underworld diplomacy. "The Public Enemy": James Cagney gives a tour-de-force performance in his tough-guy portrayal of a petty hoodlum who rises to big-time gangster. "The Petrified Forest": As trapped as his captives, Mantee admits: "It looks like I'll spend the rest of my life dead." "The Petrified Forest", Robert E. Sherwood's 1935 Broadway success about survival of the fittest in the modern world, hit the screen a year later with Leslie Howard (as Squier) and Humphrey Bogart (as Mantee) magnificently recreating their stage roles and Bette Davis (as Gabby) ably reteaming with her Of "Human Bondage" co-star Howard. "White Heat": As a psychotic thug devoted to his hard-boiled ma, James Cagney - older, scarier and just as electrifying - gives a performance to match his work in "The Public Enemy" as "White Heat"'s cold-blooded Cody Jarrett. Bracingly directed by Raoul Walsh, this fast-paced thriller tracing Jarrett's violent life in and out of jail is also a harrowing character study.
• 32-Page Booklet Featuring Images and additional Information about each Film
• Feature-Length Documentary "Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film"
• Presented in Black & White
• Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish