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White Heat (2-Sep-1949)

Director: Raoul Walsh

Writers: Ivan Goff; Virginia Kellogg; Ben Roberts

Music by: Max Steiner

Producer: Louis F. Edelman

Keywords: Crime, Film Noir, Prison, Heist, Explosions, Undercover Cops

Criminal madman Cody Jarrett, long dominated by his mother, breaks out of prison and plans a heist with his former gang assoiates. Jimmy Cagney's finest performance. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Story, and an Edgar nomination for Best Motion Picture. Entered 2003 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Archer
8-May-1915 3-Dec-1999 Destination Moon
James Cagney
17-Jul-1899 30-Mar-1986 New York tough guy
Fred Clark
19-Mar-1914 5-Dec-1968 A Place in the Sun
Steve Cochran
25-May-1917 15-Jun-1965 The Damned Don't Cry
Virginia Mayo
30-Nov-1920 17-Jan-2005 South Sea Woman
Edmond O'Brien
10-Sep-1915 9-May-1985 The Great Imposter
Margaret Wycherly
26-Oct-1881 6-Jun-1956 Sergeant York


James Cagney   ...   Arthur Jarrett ("Cody")
Virginia Mayo   ...   Verna Jarrett
Edmond O'Brien   ...   Vic Pardo / Hank Fallon
Margaret Wycherly   ...   Ma Jarrett
Steve Cochran   ...   Big Ed Somers
John Archer   ...   Philip Evans
Wally Cassell   ...   Cotton Valletti
Fred Clark   ...   Daniel Winston ("The Trader")


Review by Moe (posted on 19-Mar-2005)

James Cagney at his BEST! What else is there to say? All in all a very good film. Thanks for reading me.

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