Search a film or person :
Edward G. Robinson is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 11 december 1893 at Bucharest (Roumanie)

Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson
If you like this person, let us know!
Birth name Emanuel Goldenberg
Nationality USA
Birth 11 december 1893 at Bucharest (Roumanie)
Death 26 january 1973 (at 79 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Edward Goldenberg Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg, Yiddish: עמנואל גאָלדנבערג‎; December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was a Romanian American actor. A popular star during Hollywood's Golden Age, he is best remembered for his roles as a gangster, such as Rico in his star-making film Little Caesar, and as Rocco in Key Largo.

Other memorable roles include insurance investigator Barton Keyes in the film noir Double Indemnity, Dathan (adversary of Moses) in The Ten Commandments, and his final performance as Sol Roth in the science-fiction story Soylent Green.

Robinson was selected for an Honorary Academy Award for his work in the film industry, which was posthumously awarded two months after the actor's death in 1973. He was included at #24 in the American Film Institute's list of the 25 greatest male stars of Classic American cinema.


Robinson married his first wife, stage actress Gladys Lloyd, born Gladys Lloyd Cassell, in 1927; she was the former wife of Ralph L. Vestervelt and the daughter of Clement C. Cassell, an architect, sculptor and artist. The couple had one son, Edward G. Robinson, Jr. (a.k.a. Manny Robinson, 1933–1974), as well as a daughter from Gladys Robinson's first marriage. In 1956 he was divorced from his wife. In 1958 he married 38-year-old Jane Bodenheimer, a dress designer known as Jane Arden. Thereafter he also maintained a home in Palm Springs, California.

In noticeable contrast to many of his onscreen characters, Robinson was a sensitive, softly-spoken and cultured man, who spoke seven languages. Remaining a liberal Democrat despite his difficulties with HUAC, he attended the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, California. He was a passionate art collector, eventually building up a significant collection and partnering with Vincent Price to run a gallery. In 1956, however, he sold his collection to Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos to raise cash for his divorce settlement with Gladys Robinson; his finances had suffered due to underemployment in the early 1950s. Another of his chief pastimes was collecting records of the world's leading concerts.

Robinson died of bladder cancer in 1973, and is buried in a crypt in the family mausoleum at Beth-El Cemetery in the Ridgewood area of the borough of Queens in New York City.

Best films

The Ten Commandments (1956)
Key Largo (1948)
A Hole in the Head (1959)
Soylent Green (1973)
Five Star Final (1931)
Little Caesar (1931)

Usually with

Hal B. Wallis
Hal B. Wallis
(16 films)
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(15 films)
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(3 films)
Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(4 films)
Jack Warner
Jack Warner
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Edward G. Robinson (94 films)

Display filmography as list


Soylent Green, 1h37
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction, Crime
Themes Environmental films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Edward G. Robinson, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Mike Henry
Roles Sol Roth
Rating69% 3.4994153.4994153.4994153.4994153.499415
The 20th century's industrialization has left the world permanently overcrowded, polluted and stagnant by the turn of the 21st century. In 2022, with 40 million people in New York City alone, housing is dilapidated and overcrowded; homeless people fill the streets; about half are unemployed, the few "lucky" ones with jobs are only barely scraping by themselves, and food and working technology is scarce. Most of the population survives on rations produced by the Soylent Corporation, whose newest product is Soylent Green, a green wafer advertised to contain "high-energy plankton" from the world's oceans, more nutritious and palatable than its predecessors "Red" and "Yellow", but in short supply.
Mooch Goes to Hollywood, 55minutes
Directed by Richard Erdman
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors Vincent Price, James Darren, Jill St John, Jim Backus, Edward G. Robinson, Richard Burton
Roles Edward G. Robinson - Party guest (uncredited)
Rating48% 2.4032352.4032352.4032352.4032352.403235
Mackenna's Gold, 2h2
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Camilla Sparv, Keenan Wynn
Roles Old Adams
Rating66% 3.3486353.3486353.3486353.3486353.348635
An old legend tells of a fortune in gold hidden in the "Cañon del Oro," guarded by the Apache spirits. Along with several others, a man named Adams found it when he was a young man, only to have the Indians capture and blind him, leaving him stranded in the desert after killing his companions. Years later, Marshal MacKenna (Gregory Peck) wounds an old Indian shaman named Prairie Dog (Eduardo Ciannelli) who tried to bushwhack him; Prairie Dog subsequently dies, despite MacKenna's attending to him. MacKenna thereby comes into possession of a map that supposedly shows the way to the treasure. Though skeptical, he memorizes the directions before burning the map.
Never a Dull Moment, 1h39
Directed by Jerry Paris
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Children's films
Actors Dick Van Dyke, Edward G. Robinson, Dorothy Provine, Henry Silva, Joanna Moore, Tony Bill
Roles Leo Joseph Smooth
Rating60% 3.001723.001723.001723.001723.00172
Second-rate actor Jack Albany (Dick Van Dyke) finds himself mistaken for fiendish killer Ace Williams and whisked off to master gangster Leo Smooth's (Edward G. Robinson) fortified mansion. He is forced to continue with the charade what with all the rough-looking hoods around, even when he finds he is to play a deadly role in the theft of the Van Gogh masterpiece "Field of Sunflowers". But at least there is lovely art teacher Sally (Dorothy Provine) who could become an ally — if she ever believes his story.
The Biggest Bundle of Them All, 1h25
Directed by Ken Annakin, Víctor Merenda
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Robert Wagner, Raquel Welch, Godfrey Cambridge, Francesco Mulé, Edward G. Robinson, Vittorio De Sica
Roles Professor Samuels
Rating52% 2.6126852.6126852.6126852.6126852.612685
American gangster Cesare Celli, hiding out in Italy, is kidnapped by Harry Price and his gang. Much to everyone's surprise, none of Cesare's friends or associates is willing to pay a ransom to get him back.
Grand Slam
Grand Slam (1967)
, 1h59
Directed by Giuliano Montaldo
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Janet Leigh, Klaus Kinski, Edward G. Robinson, Adolfo Celi, Robert Hoffmann, Riccardo Cucciolla
Roles Prof. James Anders
Rating67% 3.3979153.3979153.3979153.3979153.397915
A seemingly mild-mannered teacher, Professor James Anders (Robinson), is an American working in Rio de Janeiro. Bored with years of teaching, Anders decides to put together a team to pull off a diamond heist during the Rio Carnival in Brazil.
The Blonde from Peking, 1h35
Directed by Claude Vital, Michel Lang, Nicolas Gessner
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Claudio Brook, Mireille Darc, Françoise Brion, Giorgia Moll, Edward G. Robinson, Pascale Roberts
Roles CIA Chief Douglas
Rating50% 2.5407252.5407252.5407252.5407252.540725
Erica Olsen (Mireille Darc) est découverte à Paris, sur un banc, amnésique. On la sent traquée par les services secrets américains, soviétiques et chinois. Est-elle bien cette jeune femme, Erica Olsen, ex-maîtresse d'un savant chinois qui pourrait détenir des secrets atomiques ?
Operation San Pietro, 1h34
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Lando Buzzanca, Jean-Claude Brialy, Edward G. Robinson, Wolfgang Kieling, Ugo Fangareggi, Dante Maggio
Roles Joe Ventura
Rating49% 2.4852852.4852852.4852852.4852852.485285
Napoleon (Lando Buzzanca) is a small-time crook with big ideas. In prison in Naples where he is serving time for a robbery charge, he is sprung by accident when a foppish villain calling himself the Baron (Pinuccio Ardia) and his two "numb-skull" cohorts, Agonia (Ugo Fangareggi) and the Captain (Dante Maggio), tunnel under his cell, having lost their way to an expected bank vault. Napoleon escapes with his rescuers through the tunnel, and upon arrival on the outside of the prison, he discovers that the three are flat broke, despite the well-dressed appearance of the Baron. Napoleon swiftly asserts himself as leader of the group by pretending to be a master criminal and suggests that they move to Rome for richer pickings. The four of them are forced to travel to Rome in the back of a cattle truck since they do not have a car.
The Cincinnati Kid, 1h38
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Jeu, Poker
Actors Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell
Roles Lancey Howard
Rating71% 3.598153.598153.598153.598153.59815
Eric Stoner, nicknamed "The Kid," is an up-and-coming poker player in New Orleans. He hears that Lancey Howard, a longtime master of the game nicknamed "The Man," is in town, and sees it as his chance to finally become the Man himself. The Kid's friend Shooter cautions him, reminding the Kid how he thought he was the best five-card stud player in the world, until Howard "gutted" him when they played.
Robin and the 7 Hoods, 2h3
Directed by Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Dean Martin, Edward G. Robinson, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Adventure, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Heist films, Gangster films
Actors Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Edward G. Robinson
Roles Big Jim Stevens (uncredited)
Rating63% 3.197613.197613.197613.197613.19761
"Big" Jim Stevens, undisputed boss of the Chicago underworld, gets an unexpected birthday present from his ambitious lieutenant, Guy Gisborne. Instead of a stripper popping out of the cake, Big Jim gets shot by all the guests. With the mob boss out of the way, Gisborne takes over. He orders all the other gangsters in town to pay him protection money, but declares it's still "All for One." The news does not sit well with Big Jim's friend and fellow gangster, Robbo, and a gangland war breaks out.
Cheyenne Autumn, 2h34
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, Dolores del Río, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden
Roles Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz
Rating66% 3.3490553.3490553.3490553.3490553.349055
In 1878, Chiefs Little Wolf (Ricardo Montalban) and Dull Knife (Gilbert Roland) led over three hundred starved and weary Cheyenne from their reservation in the Oklahoma territory to their traditional home in Wyoming. The US government sees this as an act of rebellion, and the sympathetic Captain Thomas Archer (Richard Widmark) is forced to lead his troops in an attempt to stop the tribe. As the press misrepresents the natives' motives and goals for their trek as malicious, Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz (Edward G. Robinson) tries to prevent violence from erupting between the army and the natives. Also featured are James Stewart as Wyatt Earp, Dolores del Río as "Spanish Woman" and Carroll Baker as a pacifist Quaker school teacher and Archer's love interest.