The still-undervalued director Raoul Walsh painted lean, mean portraits of gangsters, with a knack for evoking gritty urban locales and capturing raw white-knuckle action. His films provide a virtual template for modern-day maestro (and avowed Walsh admirer) Martin Scorsese. Viewed side by side, the work of these two men reveal an extraordinary “spot-the-influence” dialogue across the generations.
Walsh’s early gangster saga captures life on the Bowery circa 1915.
Scorsese’s breakthrough film captures the lawless atmosphere of 1970s Manhattan.
Robert De Niro gives a tour-de-force performance as boxer Jake LaMotta.
Errol Flynn dashingly portrays Irish-American boxing legend “Gentleman Jim” Corbett.
Scorsese’s expressionist urban nightmare starring Robert De Niro.
James Cagney is a gangster with an Oedipus complex in Walsh’s crime classic.
Walsh's haunting noir melodrama inspired Scorsese’s New York, New York.
Scorsese’s lavish mash note to the Hollywood musical starring Liza Minnelli and De Niro.
Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone star in Martin Scorsese’s ode to obsessive ambition.
Two army buddies (Cagney and Bogart) get drawn into bootlegging in Walsh’s gangster classic.
Walsh evokes the rambunctiousness of Gay Nineties New York in this pre-Code comedy.
Scorsese recreates mid-19th-century Manhattan for this epic saga of bloody gang wars.