The Golden Age of Hollywood


Tough Guys

You know you hate 'em. You know you love 'em. A group devoted to gangsters, jail birds, and all-around tough guys. Cagney, Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, George Raft. You get the idea.

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Comment by Michael B. Druxman on March 21, 2016 at 8:02am

I am pleased to announce ROBINSON & RAFT, the second of two (2) new stage plays in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.

Edward G. Robinson (LITTLE CAESAR) and George Raft (SCARFACE) may have been Hollywood's premier "tough guys," but off-screen they were totally unalike...and their personalities often clashed. Robinson was a man of culture, who owned a magnificent art collection, while Raft's interests were baseball, boxing, horse racing and women.

As the play begins, both actors' careers are at a low ebb. Robinson has been affected by the Hollywood blacklist, while Raft's former Hollywood associates have pulled away from him because of his underworld connections and the Beverly Hills assassination of his friend, mobster "Bugsy" Siegel.

The script of the three (3) character play is available in both paperback and Kindle editions. Production licensing rights are available.

Comment by Michael B. Druxman on March 23, 2013 at 3:21pm

HIGH SIERRA was originally offered to Paul Muni.

Comment by Paco Malo on March 23, 2013 at 2:08pm

Thanks, Patti. I thought you would know.

Comment by Paco Malo on March 23, 2013 at 12:58pm


I just heard that John Garfield turned down the role of Stanley in "A Streetcar Named Desire". He didn't think the role was big enough and he'd be overshadowed by the leading lady, whoever was chosen to play Blanche. Sound credible to you? (The information is from TCM.)

Comment by Rosieyposie7 on May 15, 2011 at 2:33pm


singing CROSBYS 28 "make believe"31film!!!

exclusively music edited by ROSIEY,



Comment by Michael B. Druxman on March 7, 2011 at 10:13am

Cagney has a scene where he speaks Yiddish in TAXI



Comment by Alice Rose on March 7, 2011 at 10:09am
Just seen Taxi! with jimmy cagney in! such a good film!
Comment by Alice Rose on July 17, 2010 at 5:45am
Happy Birthday to James Cagney!
Comment by Alice Rose on July 15, 2010 at 12:55pm
I love that phrase!!!!!!!!! And I love James Cagney!
Comment by Michael B. Druxman on July 15, 2010 at 10:47am
"What do ya hear? What do ya say?"

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