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White Heat
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James Cagney

James Cagney

Cody Jarrett
Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo

Verna Jarrett
Edmond O

Edmond O'Brien

Hank Fallon / Vic Pardo
Margaret Wycherly

Margaret Wycherly

Ma Jarrett
Steve Cochran

Steve Cochran

Big Ed Somers
John Archer

John Archer

Philip Evans
Wally Cassell

Wally Cassell

Cotton Valletti
Fred Clark

Fred Clark

Trader Winston


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Ivan Goff

Ivan Goff

(screen play) and
Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts

(screen play)


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Top of the World

1 year, 9 months ago at Dec 3 21:24
2 votes
White Heat may be the only instance when a first experience with an actor instantly turned me into a fan. After this I had to watch any James Cagney movie I could get my hand on.

White Heat is part of a long line of crime and gangster movies released by Warner Bros during the 30’s and 40’s, and also marked Cagney’s return to the studio after a number of years absent.
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A classic gangster film!

4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 13 22:53
2 votes
White Heat was on my "to watch" list for quite a long time. When I finally got round to watching it, I wasn't disappointed with it at all. In all fairness, I wouldn't call myself a big fan of gangster films but this one gripped me from start to finish. Personally, I think that every single gangster film before the release of The Godfather in 1972 is underrated. None of them have received half as w... read more

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3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 29 20:26
2 votes
some really great evil and mindblowing characters...tension tension. great gangster flic
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A mentally disturbed gangster who's in love with his mother plans on pulling off the robbery to top all robberies, not realizing that his newest henchman is an undercover detective and his right hand man is trying to have him killed.
Release date: 3 September 1949
UPC: 012569672352
Gangster (15), 1940s (13), Film Noir (12), Crime (12), Noir (10), Prison (9), Heist (8), Thriller (8), 1949 (7), Undercover (7), Drama (7), Action (7), Murder (7), Mother (4), Classic (4), Grocery (4), Gas Chamber (3), Betrayal (3), Usa (3), Black & White (3)
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