White Heat

White Heat

James Cagney returned to the gangster genre that first made him a top star with one of his greatest roles, as Cody Jarrett, a mother-obsessed criminal psychopath who inadvertently goes on the run with an undercover cop.

James Cagney returned to the gangster genre that first made him a top star with one of his greatest roles, as Cody Jarrett, a mother-obsessed criminal psychopath who inadvertently goes on the run with an undercover cop. Virginia Kellogg received a nomination for Writing (Motion Picture Story) for her contribution to this dark and thrilling ride, directed by Raoul Walsh. 

Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O’Brien, Margaret Wycherly. 1949. 115 min. USA. B&W. English. 35mm. New print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. 

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