Outside the Law (1930 film)

Outside the Law is a 1930 American Pre-Code crime film directed by Tod Browning and starring Edward G. Robinson. The picture is a remake of the 1920 film of the same name, starring Lon Chaney and also directed by Browning.[1]

Outside the Law
1930 theatrical poster (German)
Directed byTod Browning
Produced byE. M. Asher
Tod Browning
Carl Laemmle Jr.
Written byTod Browning
Garrett Fort
StarringEdward G. Robinson
Mary Nolan
CinematographyRoy F. Overbaugh
Edited byMilton Carruth
Distributed byUniversal Studios
Release date
  • August 1930 (1930-08)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


Robinson plays the ruthless boss of a criminal gang, willing to do anything to prevent a rival gangster from pulling off a bank robbery on 'his' patch.



  1. McCaffrey, Donald W.; Jacobs, Christopher P. (April 17, 1999). "Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema". Greenwood Publishing Group. Retrieved April 17, 2019 via Google Books.
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