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Little Caesar

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Little Caesar is a 1931 crime drama which tells the story of a man who works his way up the ranks of the mob until he reaches its upper heights. It stars Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Glenda Farrell.

The movie was adapted by Francis Edward Faragoh, Robert N. Lee, Robert Lord and Darryl F. Zanuck (uncredited) from the novel by William R. Burnett. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy.

It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Adaptation.

Little Caesar was remade in 1973 as Black Caesar.

In 2000 the United States Library of Congress deemed the original film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

It has been speculated, but never confirmed, that the anti-organized crime statutes in the United States were dubbed RICO in a sly homage to Little Caesar. The original drafter of the RICO bill has refused to confirm or deny this.[1] (http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/rico.asp)

Famous quote:

Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?

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Little Caesar's is the name of a chain of pizza restaurants in the United States. The advertising slogan for the company was "Pizza! Pizza!" - ironically the name of a Toronto-based competitor.

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