White Heat [Blu-ray] [1949]

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  • Release Date: 05/21/2013
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • Commentary by film historian Dr. Drew Casper
  • Leonard Maltin hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1949 with newsreel, comedy short So You Think You're Not Guilty, cartoon Hopeless Hare and theatrical trailers
  • Featurette White Heat: Top of the World

Synopsis


White Heat
In later years, James Cagney regarded White Heat with a combination of pride and regret; while satisfied with his own performance, he tended to dismiss the picture as a "cheap melodrama." Seen today, White Heat stands as one of the classic crime films of the 1940s, containing perhaps Cagney's best bad-guy portrayal. The star plays criminal mastermind Cody Jarrett, a mother-dominated psychotic who dreams of being on "top of the world." Inadvertently leaving clues behind after a railroad heist, Jarrett becomes the target of the feds, who send an undercover agent (played by Edmond O'Brien) to infiltrate the Jarrett gang. While Jarrett sits in prison on a deliberately trumped-up charge (he confesses to one crime to provide himself an alibi for the railroad robbery), he befriends O'Brien, who poses as a hero-worshipping hood who's always wanted to work with Jarrett. Busting out of prison with O'Brien, Jarrett regroups his gang to mastermind a "Trojan horse" armored-car robbery. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • James Cagney
    James Cagney - Arthur Cody Jarrett
  • Virginia Mayo
    Virginia Mayo - Verna Jarrett
  • Edmond O'Brien
    Edmond O'Brien - Hank Fallon/Vic Pardo
  • Steve Cochran
    Steve Cochran - Big Ed Sommers
  • Margaret Wycherly
    Margaret Wycherly - Ma Jarrett



Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Now I know why it is named white Heat.

    Posted
    verna

    Cagney was superb as the bad guy who loved his "mommy". I loved the scene in the prison cafeteria when Cagney goes off!!!!!!!!!!!! I play it over and over; it is tooooooooooooooo good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    CAGNEY AT HIS BEST

    Posted
    Jory

    This is one of my favorite Cagney films. One of the most memorable endings of any film, this is an essential gangster film of the 40's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good movie

    Posted
    huggy
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    this was an excellent purchase for my wife. she loves the old movies

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old Gangser Movie

    Posted
    Leeayn54
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    Big fan of Cagney. Finally found the Movie! Great Movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of Cagney's best films

    Posted
    topcat57
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    A real classic James Cagney film. One of the all time greats.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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