The Earl of Chicago Poster

Release Date: 1940

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Silky (Robert Montgomery) makes a living by bootlegging in Chicago during prohibition. After the alcohol ban is lifted, he decides to go legitimate and start his own liquor company. When Silky learns that he is the heir to an English earldom, he decides to travel to Europe to accept his inheritance. Silky enlists Doc Ramsey (Edward Arnold), a former enemy, to preside over his business. The ex-gangster believes Doc is a moral man; when Silky finds out otherwise, he reverts to his violent ways.

Cast: Robert Montgomery, Edward Arnold, Reginald Owen, Edmund Gwenn, E.E. Clive, Ronald Sinclair, Norma Varden, Halliwell Hobbes

Director: Richard Thorpe, Victor Saville

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Offbeat, Revenge, Fall, Brooding, England, Rise, Murder, 1930s