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White Heat (1949)

White Heat
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8.1 IMDB rating

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James Cagney James Cagney
Cody Jarrett
Virginia Mayo Virginia Mayo
Verna Jarrett
Edmond O Edmond O'Brien
Hank Fallon aka 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
The Trader aka Winston


Written by (View all)
Ivan Goff Ivan Goff
(screen play) and
Ben Roberts Ben Roberts
(screen play)


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Get Up, Stand Tall, Put Your Back Up Against the W

7 years, 6 months ago at Dec 3 21:24
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  To date, White Heat remains the only instance in which my first encounter with an actor instantly turned me into a fan. Typically for me, I become a fan of a performer over a period of time and after seeing a number of their films. Not James Cagney though. The scene early during White Heat in which Cody Jarrett gets a headache and needs to be comforted by his mother, my instant reaction was, ... read more

A classic gangster film!

10 years, 3 months ago at Feb 13 22:53
3 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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9 years, 1 month ago at Apr 29 20:26
3 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
Tags: Gangster (15), Crime (14), 1940s (13), Film Noir (12), Noir (10), Prison (9), Action (8), Thriller (8), Heist (8), 1949 (8), Drama (7), Undercover (7), Murder (7), Classic (4), Mother (4), Grocery (4), Black & White (3), Bw (3), Betrayal (3), Gas Chamber (3)
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"December 2 "You wouldn't kill me in cold blood, would ya?" "No, I'll let ya warm up a little." I haven't seen many of these classic gangster films, but this one was fantastic. James Cagney delivers a great performance and every scene in here is great and memorable. I loved this movie and it's one of the best classic gangster movies so far."


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