The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond is a 1960 American biographical crime film directed by Joseph H. Lewis and starring Ray Danton, Vera Miles, and Warren Stevens. The film is based on the life of gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond. The film follows Diamond's rise from a small-time criminal to a major bootlegger during Prohibition. He is eventually betrayed by his associates and killed by a rival gang. The film was a critical and commercial failure. It was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, but lost both to other films.

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The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)

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The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond is a 1960 American biographical crime film directed by Joseph H. Lewis and starring Ray Danton, Vera Miles, and Warren Stevens. The film is based on the life of gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond. The film follows Diamond's rise from a small-time criminal to a major bootlegger during Prohibition. He is eventually betrayed by his associates and killed by a rival gang. The film was a critical and commercial failure. It was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, but lost both to other films.

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Cast
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Ray Danton

Jack 'Legs' Diamond
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Karen Steele

Alice Scott
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Elaine Stewart

Monica Drake
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Jesse White

Leo 'Butcher' Bremer
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Simon Oakland

Lt. Moody
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Robert Lowery

Arnold Rothstein
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Judson Pratt

Fats Walsh
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Warren Oates

Eddie Diamond
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Frank DeKova

Syndicate Chairman
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Gordon Jones

Sgt. Joe Cassidy
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Joseph Ruskin

Matt Moran
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Dyan Cannon

Dixie (as Diane Cannon)
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Richard Gardner

Vince Coll
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Don Anderson

Bartender (uncredited)
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Sammy Armaro

Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Herb Armstrong

Cherry Nose Gioe (uncredited)
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Nesdon Booth

Pawnbroker / Fence (uncredited)
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George Bruggeman

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Al Capone

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Dick Cherney

Herman (uncredited)
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Paul Comi

Paul (uncredited)
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Jann Darlyn

Receptionist (uncredited)
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Martin Dean

Teenager (uncredited)
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Jack Deery

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Jack Del Rio

Syndicate Man at Meeting (uncredited)
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Dodie Drake

Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
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Jim Drum

Officer (uncredited)
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Norman Dupont

Louis - Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)
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Saundra Edwards

Cigar Counter Girl (uncredited)
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Bernard Fein

Frenchy La Marr (uncredited)
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John Gabriel

Gunman (uncredited)
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Rudy Germane

Guard (uncredited)
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Mickey Golden

Club Patron (uncredited)
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James Gonzalez

Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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Robert Haines

Gambler (uncredited)
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Ralf Harolde

Doctor (uncredited)
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Ed Haskett

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Robert 'Buzz' Henry

Bodyguard (uncredited)
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Bob Herron

Thug (uncredited)
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Judd Holdren

Haberdashery Clerk (uncredited)
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Roy Jenson

Bodyguard (uncredited)
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Dyke Johnson

Bodyguard (uncredited)
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Valley Keene

#21 Girl (uncredited)
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Kenner G. Kemp

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Arthur Kendall

Waxey Gordon (uncredited)
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Joseph La Cava

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Carey Loftin

Thug (uncredited)
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Arthur Lovejoy

Doorman (uncredited)
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Ralph Manza

Bookmaker (uncredited)
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Joseph Marr

Officer (uncredited)
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William Meader

Spectator at Crash Scene (uncredited)
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Sid Melton

Little Augie (uncredited)
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Frances Mercer

Flo - Brothel Madam (uncredited)
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King Mojave

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Dorothy Neumann

Woman Outside Movie Theatre (uncredited)
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Ron Nyman

Dance Contestant (uncredited)
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Monty O'Grady

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Anne O'Neal

Dance School Owner (uncredited)
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Charles Owens

Gunman (uncredited)
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Charles H. Radilak

Waiter (uncredited)
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Jean Ransome

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Wally Rose

Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Clark Ross

Monetti (uncredited)
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Jack Santoro

Observer at Scene (uncredited)
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Cosmo Sardo

Syndicate Man at Meeting (uncredited)
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Bernard Sell

Gambler (uncredited)
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Robert 'Buddy' Shaw

(uncredited)
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Hazel Shermet

Mrs. Cassidy (uncredited)
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Carl Sklover

Croupier (uncredited)
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Chet Stratton

Mr. LaTour (uncredited)
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Harry Swoger

Big Harry Weston (uncredited)
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George Taylor

Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
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John Truax

Driver (uncredited)
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Edwin Tuttle

Waiter (uncredited)
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Jimmy Walker

Self - Mayor of New York City (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Tim Wallace

Bartender (uncredited)
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Maurice Wells

Doctor (uncredited)
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Lee Whitney

Flashily dressed girl (uncredited)
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Chalky Williams

Guard (uncredited)
Crew
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Budd Boetticher

Director
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Joseph Landon

Writer
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The Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond

(DVD)

9/6/2011

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