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White Heat [Blu-ray] [1949]

  • SKU: 21186919
  • Release Date: 05/21/2013
  • Rating: NR
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    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



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    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    100%
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    • 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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