White Heat is a 1949 American film noir directed by Raoul Walsh and starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran. Written by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, White Heat is based on a story by Virginia Kellogg, and is considered to be one of the best gangster movies of all time.
In 2003, it was added to the National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress.
April 15, 2022 Subject:
Cagney and Wycherly standouts.
G-Men close in on Cody and his gang. Arguably Cagney's meanest, craziest role ever, though Margaret Wycherly nearly steals the picture as his tough as nails ma. With luscious Virginia Mayo as his no-account, two timing mol and Edmund O'Brien as the federal mole who helps corner him in the end. There's plenty of action; unfortunately much of it is a comparatively tedious advert for law enforcement technology.
February 13, 2022 Subject:
White heat. By Warner Brothers
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February 10, 2022 Subject:
Top of the world...
I first saw this movie in my Psychology class. Had to see if it still impacted me as much now as it has all those years ago, and I enjoyed it more now. It's far more than an archetypal gangster movie: the psychological issues it explores were taboo, yet it tackles them fearlessly. A must-see