The Little Giant

The Little Giant (1933)

"Little Caesar" Swaps Dames for Debs...Beer Trucks for Tea Cups!

  • Genre: Crime, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1933-05-20
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 17 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 16min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: First National Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Roy Del Ruth
star 6.8/10
From 17 Ratings


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.

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  • Edward G. Robinson

    as James Francis 'Bugs' / 'Jim' Ahearn
  • Mary Astor

    as Ruth Wayburn
  • Helen Vinson

    as Polly Cass
  • Russell Hopton

    as Albert J. 'Al' Daniels
  • Kenneth Thomson

    as John Stanley
  • Shirley Grey

    as Edith Merriam
  • Berton Churchill

    as Donald Hadley Cass
  • Don Dillaway

    as Gordon Cass
  • Louise Mackintosh

    as Mrs. Donald Hadley Cass
  • Lester Dorr

    as Investment Clerk (uncredited)
  • Bill Elliott

    as Guest at Polly's Party (uncredited)
  • Selmer Jackson

    as Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
  • Jayne Shadduck

    as Society Girl (uncredited)
  • Dewey Robinson

    as Butch
  • Sidney Bracey

    as Butler
  • Charles Coleman

    as Tailor
  • Toby Wing

    as Society Girl (uncredited)
Writing Robert Lord Screenplay
Directing Roy Del Ruth Director
Writing Wilson Mizner Screenplay
Camera Sidney Hickox Director of Photography
Art Robert M. Haas Art Direction
Editing Ray Curtiss Editor
Editing George Marks Editor