Joseph Newman (THIS ISLAND EARTH) directs this biopic on the mobster Arnold Rothstein. As with most gangster biopics, it plays fast and loose with the facts. As a gangster movie, it’s not bad. David Janssen plays Rothstein, a notorious gambler who became a kingpin of organized crime (even alleged to have been behind the 1919 Black Sox Scandal) with an unusual restraint (perhaps too much restraint), quite a different mobster than the Al Capone and Bugsy Siegel types. A couple of performers stand out. Mickey Rooney as Rothstein’s doomed childhood friend and the underrated Dianne Foster as Rothstein’s ex-showgirl wife. Jack Carson, Keenan Wynn, Joseph Schildkraut, William Demarest and Diana Dors (wasted) co-star.