Little Caesar (1931) Poster



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Remade as 

Black Caesar (1973)

Referenced in 

Emergency Call (1933)
Joe mentions the film talking to Steve about Sammie
I Like Mountain Music (1933) (Short)
I'm a Big Shot Now (1936) (Short)
The Romance of Celluloid (1937) (Short)
The narrator mentions the movie by name.
The First Gangster and the Last Gangster (1937) (Short)
Robinson mentions his signature role.
Out Where the Stars Begin (1938) (Short)
Mentioned by tour guide
Quo Vadis (1951)
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Will Success Spoil Dobie's Mother? (1961) (TV Episode)
Mr. Gillis does an impreession of Edward G. Robinson from this film.
The Twilight Zone: The Prime Mover (1961) (TV Episode)
With regards to his gambling, Kitty quips that Ace is "playing Little Caesar".
The Twilight Zone: Caesar and Me (1964) (TV Episode)
The gangster ventriloquist dummy is named "Little Caesar."
Chappaqua (1966)
Mondo Hollywood (1967)
Mentioned as Edward G. Robinson is introduced.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
When director Mervyn LeRoy is introduced among the spectators, Rocky mentions the film
The Todd Killings (1971)
Skipper acts out the final scene, mocking his mother.
Sanford and Son: The Big Party (1973) (TV Episode)
The tuxedo-clad Fred mentions this film, then puts a cigar in his mouth and does an Edward G. Robinson impression.
Dad's Army: The Recruit (1973) (TV Episode)
This is the movie Pike is thinking about in relation to the tommy gun in the violin case
A Look at the World of SOYLENT GREEN (1973) (Short)
still of Edward G. Robinson as Rico
Blazing Saddles (1974)
During the pie fight at the Warner Brothers commisary, a picture of Edward G. Robinson dressed as Rico can be glimpsed very briefly on the back wall.
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
Larry imitates Edward G. Robinson as Little Caesar
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
Rico's line, "Is this the end of Rico?" is Edward G. Robinson's last line in Little Caesar
The Formula (1980)
Title outside the cinema when George C. Scott and his son are first appearing in the movie
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Buddy Hackett/Rocky Graziano (1981) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Edward G. Robinson's movie
Annie (1982)
Daddy Warbucks says that Miss Hannigan is "Dancing in [her] shanties/ with some old geezer/ called Little Caesar."
Best Friends (1982)
A movie poster is displayed on Larry's office.
Remington Steele: Steele Knuckles and Glass Jaws (1983) (TV Episode)
Steele calls baby Little Caesar
Fame: Catch a Falling Star (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Whatever Happened to the Heroes" musical number
Lobster Man from Mars (1989)
"Is this the end of Mambo?"
Quantum Leap: Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 (1989) (TV Episode)
Confusing Edward G. Robinson with Humphrey Bogart, Sam says, "Stick 'em up, you mug!"
The Real Ghostbusters: The Ghostbusters Live! From Al Capone's Tomb! (1989) (TV Episode)
Peter does a variation of Robinson's iconic "copper" line.
Tinikling or 'The Madonna and the Dragon' (1990) (TV Movie)
Some scenes are featured.
Our Sons (1991) (TV Movie)
Donald says "is this the end of Rico?" while in the hospital.
Demonic Toys (1992) (Video)
When Baby Oopsy-Daisy's head is shot off, she echoes the famous Edward G. Robinson line from the film's climax, saying, "Mother of Satan! Can this be the end of Baby Oopsy-Daisy?"
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (1993) (TV Special)
Leary mocks Enrico's final standoff when talking about smoking,
The Simpsons: Duffless (1993) (TV Episode)
The Edward G. Robinson sound-alike Chief Wiggum shouting "Mother of mercy"
Biography: Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker (1995) (TV Episode)
Title card from trailer
Striptease (1996)
Alan Mordecai mentions a store called "Little Caesar's".
Sleepers (1996)
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
title clip from movie
The Assistant (1997)
Italians in America (1998) (TV Movie)
Still highlights negative stereotyping of Italians
The Sopranos: Pilot (1999) (TV Episode)
a poster of Edward G. Robinson from the film
The Sopranos: A Hit Is a Hit (1999) (TV Episode)
"Mother of mercy, could this be the end of Rico?"
The Sopranos: House Arrest (2000) (TV Episode)
Junior quotes the "Mother of Mercy" line.
The Sopranos: Proshai, Livushka (2001) (TV Episode)
referred to in conversation
The Best of Morecambe & Wise (2001) (Video)
Joke credits in "Antony & Cleopatra" sketch list Little Caesar as played by Edward G. Robinson
Baadasssss Cinema (2002) (TV Movie)
Larry Cohen mentions it.
Analyze That (2002)
The name of Anthony LaPaglia's hit TV show is the same as the 1931 classic.
Little Caesar: End of Rico, Beginning of the Antihero (2005) (Video)
Documentary about this film.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.222 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movies' Last Lines" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.227 (2006) (TV Episode)
Alex quotes the line "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?" from the film
Illegal: Marked for Life (2007) (Video)
Poster is shown. Referenced by Richard Schickel.
Speed Racer (2008)
A image of Edward G. Robinson is visible in the cab of Cruncher Block's truck
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Evil Plans (2010) (TV Episode)
Arok the Hutt is modelled after Edward G. Robinson as Rico
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
still shown
Boardwalk Empire: The Good Listener (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Al Capone
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom jokes that the savage warrior works a dayshift at Little Caesar's, a chain of pizza restaurants named after this movie's title character.

Featured in 

Being There (1979)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Words (1987) (Short)
Clips shown
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... (1998) (Video)
clips shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Caesar Enrico Bandello is the #38 villain.
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Excerpts appear in the film.
Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go Hollywood (2004) (Video)
A clip is shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The #73 movie quote is "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?"
Bullets Over Hollywood (2005) (TV Movie)
Angels with Dirty Faces: Whaddya Hear? Whaddya Say? (2005) (Video)
Clips from this film are featured.
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) (TV Movie)
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) (Video)
Clips shown.
Crossing Criminal Cultures (2007) (Video)
clip shown
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Special)
Little Caesar is the #9 gangster film.
The Business End: Violence in Cinema (2008) (Video)
Clips shown
A Natural Born World-Shaker: Making 'Cool Hand Luke' (2008) (Video)
scene with Edward G. Robinson, as Eric Lax discusses Warner Bros. films
Warner at War (2008) (TV Movie)
American Grindhouse (2010)
Larry Cohen mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Post-War Cinema (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
La saga Warner Bros (2014) (TV Movie)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Little Buck Cheeser (1937) (Short)
The name of Little Cheeser is a pun on this movie's title.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Lemmon imitates Robinson.
The Joey Bishop Show: The Baby Formula (1963) (TV Episode)
Joey tries to amuse the baby by imitating Edward G. Robinson: "Nyaah, I'm Little Caesar, see?"
The Andy Griffith Show: Fun Girls (1964) (TV Episode)
Goober does a take-off on Edward G. Robinson
Howard the Duck (1986)
"Oh great duck in Heaven, is this the end of Howard?"
The Smurfs: Greedy's Masterpizza/The Monumental Grouch (1989) (TV Episode)
Caesar looks, talks and acts like Edward G. Robinson from the this movie.
Home on the Range (2004)
When Rico was caught, he asked, "Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Reptilicus (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah does his impression of Edward G. Robinson from this movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Time Travelers (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom gangster voice parodies the title character's from this movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Land Time Forgot (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah does his impression of Rico from this movie when the plesiosaur is getting shot.
Archie's Funhouse: Really Big Caesar/Acrobats (TV Episode)
The Archie gang performs "Really Big Caesar."

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