The Music Box Kid

  • 1960
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Foster is a 1920s gangster punk working his way up a bootlegging syndicate. He gets his nickname from his ruthless use of his tommy gun, which he dubs his "music box." Patten, his pregnant wife, eventually leads him to a downfall. This is a formula gangster flick, with cliched situations and stereotyped characters. The direction is efficient, however, giving...read more

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Foster is a 1920s gangster punk working his way up a bootlegging syndicate. He gets his nickname from his ruthless use of his tommy gun, which he dubs his "music box." Patten, his pregnant wife, eventually leads him to a downfall. This is a formula gangster flick, with cliched situations

and stereotyped characters. The direction is efficient, however, giving some polish to an otherwise standard piece. The cast gives the film a little soul as well with some spirited performances.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Foster is a 1920s gangster punk working his way up a bootlegging syndicate. He gets his nickname from his ruthless use of his tommy gun, which he dubs his "music box." Patten, his pregnant wife, eventually leads him to a downfall. This is a formula gangste… (more)

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