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
 
IMDB:
7.1
APPROVED
Year:
1933
76 min
9 Views

MAN:
Well, folks, there's not

much doubt about what's happening.

We continue with the latest returns.

Illinois is just reporting.

Roosevelt, 54,897. Hoover, 13,242.

Virginia:

Roosevelt, 11,987. Hoover, 4354.

Ohio:

Roosevelt, 18,361. Hoover, 3530.

We're going to hear from Pennsylvania

in just a second.

North Dakota:

Hoover, 2767. Roosevelt, 5299.

Iowa:

Roosevelt, 14,874. Hoover, 10,342.

Kentucky:

Roosevelt, 5936. Hoover, 3542.

Here's another dispatch from Idaho,

always a Republican stronghold.

Hoover, 946. Roosevelt, 2288.

President Hoover has just sent a telegram

of congratulations to Governor Roosevelt.

It's all over but the shouting.

This has been the greatest Democratic

landslide in the history of American politics.

Governor Roosevelt

has carried practically every state...

... sweeping all opposition before him.

It certainly marks the end of one era

and the beginning of another.

MAN [O VER RADIO]:

Well, here's something interesting.

A flash from Milwaukee.

The brewing interests plan

to start immediate production of beer.

And a flash from California.

Governor Rolph announces

that he intends to release all prisoners...

... held for liquor violations in that state.

Listen to this, from New York State.

Democratic leaders announce

that Roosevelt will use all his influence...

... to have the 18th Amendment repealed

as soon as possible.

[WHISTLES]

It looks as if the Noble Experiment

was on its last legs.

The handwriting on the wall

for Prohibition.

It's taken us 12 years to realize...

Well, it's all over, boys.

We're washed up.

I knew it was coming.

What did I always tell you?

I knew it was too good to last.

Well, it lasted long enough

to put us in the dough.

But it ain't no more.

Hey, you mugs, all of you, come here.

Come and get it.

- What are you doing, Bugs?

- This is the payoff.

Might as well cut it up right now

and call it quits.

We're through.

[SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY]

Just a minute. Pipe down, will you?

You just heard the bad news.

Our racket can't last much longer.

I'm stepping out of it tonight

and if you're smart, you'll all step out of it.

Here you are, Butch.

This is for the vine-covered cottage

out in the country somewheres.

You can grow your own vegetables,

sweetheart.

Here you are, Al.

Split it up with the kids.

[TALKING INDISTINCTLY]

All right, just a minute.

I ain't kidding now.

And another thing.

From right now on, no more mob, see?

No more organization.

We're all on our own.

Bugs, what are you gonna do?

[SCOFFS]

I'm gonna mingle with the upper classes.

I'm gonna be a gentleman.

Roosevelt elected. Hey, paper here.

Read all about it. Beer in six months.

- Hey, special extra.

MAN 1:
Extra.

MAN 2:
Read all about it.

MAN 1:
Roosevelt promises beer in April.

Why didn't you take your car?

You're just begging some guy

to put one in you.

I feel like walking. I'm restless.

Oh, quitting like this,

I hate to see you do it, Bugs.

Stepping out of the picture.

Handing the town right over to Joe Milano.

Well, it suits me.

In six months, he'll be out of business.

I'm going to step out

while I've still got mine.

Good evening, Mr. Ahearn.

MAN 2:

Oh, yes, we have. Roosevelt elected.

- How do, Nelson?

- Did you and the boys vote today?

MAN 2:
Read all about it. Roosevelt elected.

- Six times apiece.

So Uncle Sam has muscled in

on your racket, huh? Ha-ha-ha.

MAN 1:

Beer in six months.

For a leaden nickel,

I'd take a poke at that flatfoot.

- Just one good poke.

- No, no, don't, Bugs.

You're right, Al.

I got a million and a quarter salted away,

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