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The Roaring Twenties (The World Moves On) (1939)

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James Cagney James Cagney
Eddie Bartlett
Priscilla Lane Priscilla Lane
Jean Sherman
Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart
George Hally
Gladys George Gladys George
Panama Smith
Jeffrey Lynn Jeffrey Lynn
Lloyd Hart
Frank McHugh Frank McHugh
Danny Green
Paul Kelly Paul Kelly
Nick Brown
Elisabeth Risdon Elisabeth Risdon
Mrs. Sherman

Written by (View all)
Jerry Wald Jerry Wald
(screen play)
Richard Macaulay Richard Macaulay
(screen play) and


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The Roaring Twenties

11 years, 1 month ago at Feb 19 19:24
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Cagney and Bogart playing off one another is an absolute treat to watch. No matter who Cagney plays I always forget he's an actor playing a role. He's that good.

Plot and story wise there is little that sets 'The Roaring Twenties' apart from other Cagney prohibition gangster era flicks such as 'Public Enemy' and 'Angels With Dirty Faces' other than the fact that thanks to the newsre... read more


5 years, 6 months ago at Sep 22 11:17
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Excellent movie! James Cagney was incredible in this movie. Priscilla Lane was wonderful and beautiful as always. Loved Humphrey Bogart in the movie as well. Great movie explaining Prohibition.
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Description: The Roaring Twenties is a 1939 crime thriller starring James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, and Humphrey Bogart. The movie was directed by Raoul Walsh, who also directed The Big Trail, They Died with Their Boots On, High Sierra, and White Heat. After the World War I Armistice, Lloyd Hart (Jeffrey Lynn) goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally (Bogart) turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett (Cagney) becomes a cab driver. Eddie builds a fleet of cabs through delivery of bootleg liquor and hires Lloyd as his lawyer. George becomes Eddie's partner and the rackets flourish until love and rivalry interfer ... (more)
Release date: 28 October 1939
UPC: 012569690820
Tags: Gangster (8), 1939 (6), Crime (5), 1930s (5), Drama (5), Prohibition (5), Murder (4), Great Depression (4), Thriller (4), Usa (3), Friendship (3), Lawyer (3), Explosion (3), Taxi (3), Betrayal (3), Organized Crime (2), WWI (2), Gun (2), Unrequited Love (1), Double Cross (1)
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