Movie of the Week: White Heat (1949)

Raoul Walsh directs James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmond O’Brien in this gangster classic where the leader of a bunch of hoods has to contend with internal coups, undercover agents, unfaithful wives, overbearing mothers and crippling headaches.

Manages to cram in a hideout stand-off, a prison break and a chemical plant siege all into one tidy movie. Cagney is aggressive, unpredictable, funny, evil and seductive. In other words the absolute boy. The action is pretty impactful for a movie made under the Code. Well deserving of its legacy in Hollywood history.


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