"Mother of mercy: is this the end of Rico?" That line may not mean much to you, but ask any of your grandparents and they'll likely know exactly where it's from. This 1931 classic featured Edward G. Robinson in the titular role, helping launch him into a long career playing many, many characters on the wrong side of the law. Robinson was actually Romanian, not Italian, and rumor has it that W.R. Burnett, who wrote the book upon which the film was based, was furious that no Italians were actually cast in the film.