The Little Giant

Synopsis: Prohibition is ending so bootlegger Bugs Ahearn decides to crack California society. He leases a house from down-on-her-luck Ruth and hires her as social secretary. He rescues Polly Cass from a horsefall and goes home to meet her dad who sells him some phony stock certificates. When he learns about this he sends to Chicago for mob help.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director(s): Roy Del Ruth
Production: Warner Home Video
76 min

and all he's got is flat feet.

Let him laugh.

- What's eating the Little Giant tonight?

- He's going out of business.

How do you like that?

Bugs, is this on the level?

Yeah, it's on the level. I'm through.

Why, honey, you could no more quit

than you could stop breathing.

- It's your life.

- No?

Hey, you think I like to sweat and worry

20 hours a day?

Scheme, connive,

play both ends against the middle... on the edge of a volcano

liable to blow up?

You think it's fun to spend your life waiting

for some mug to spray you with a gun?

I can't go anywheres

without a bodyguard.

I'm always tense,

coiled up like a spring...

...ready to duck

the moment anybody flashes a rod.

Every time I step into my car,

get near a window, walk around the block.

Every time somebody opens the door, I

hunch my shoulder waiting for that thunder.

That's how I've lived

for the last 10 years.

And believe me, sister, I got a bellyful.

Must be great to have dough to quit on.

By cutting all the corners,

I'll manage to eat...

...and keep the rain off me.


I'm a young guy that knows all the answers

and got my whole life before me.

Yeah, and I'm all washed up with mugs.

I know, I came from the gutter,

but I'm stepping right out of it.

I'm gonna meet some real people.

Do something worthwhile,

amount to something.

When you meet these people,

what are you gonna talk about?

Machine guns and beer?

I'll manage to talk to them, all right,

and they'll listen.

I've been reading a lot.

I've been studying.

I ain't been wasting my time.

What do you think I've been reading

all them books for? Here.

Greek philosophy.



I bet you thought Pluto was a water.

I'm just crawling with education.

I've been reading all them Greeks.

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