White Heat [Blu-ray] [1949]

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

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