(1932, Dir. Howard Hawks)
Very violent story (especially for the 1930s) of mob rule in Chicago. No one actually says the name “Capone”, but it’s implied. Has all the components of a great gangster film, including a compelling performance by Paul Muni. Also, despite the purported intentions of the film to not glamorize mobsters, it succeeds in doing just that before a rather weak ending where Muni radically and uncharacteristically turns yellow. Still beats the pants off the 1983 DePalma remake.