The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
  • 1967
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • E
  • Directed by: Roger Corman
  • Written by: Howard Browne
  • Cast: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Uncredited: Jack Nicholson,
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Legendary mob boss Al Capone (Jason Robards) goes to war with bitter rival 'Bugs' Moran (Ralph Meeker) and the Chicago streets run red with blood. Clever use of voiceover lends the film a documentary feel, while the flashbacks stick close to the facts without losing the thriller momentum. Corman turns this well-known story into a staccato time-bomb that remains continually enthralling as it ticks relentlessly towards its inevitable conclusion. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival'.

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EIFF 2009 - Roger Corman

11 Jun 2009

The Hollywood legend Roger Corman is guest of honour at the 63rd EIFF, which is this year hosting a very welcome retrospective dedicated to the man they rightly call the king of the Bs. Given the 83-year-old auteur has written, directed and/or produced…

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