Robin and the 7 Hoods
Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Bing Crosby. The picture features Peter Falk, Barbara Rush, and an uncredited Edward G. Robinson.
"Big" Jim Stevens (Edward G. Robinson), undisputed boss of the Chicago underworld, gets an unexpected birthday present from his ambitious lieutenant, Guy Gisborne (Peter Falk). Instead of a stripper popping out of the cake, Big Jim gets shot by all the guests. Gisborne takes over. He orders all the other gangsters in town to pay him protection money, but declares it's still "All for One." The news does not sit well with Big Jim's friend and fellow gangster, Robbo (Frank Sinatra), and a gangland war breaks out.
|author||David R. Schwartz|
|events||gambling organized crime|
|keywords||angry mob birthday present corrupt sheriff counterfeit counterfeiting ring frame gamble good deed how to kill new sheriff outnumber police raid pop protection money robin hood santa claus shoot sing soup kitchen string|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Score, Adaptation or Treatment|
|theme||crime comedy gambling heist hood mafia comedy musical musical comedy|