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White Heat [Blu-ray] [1949]

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Release Date:05/21/2013
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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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