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Status: Released

Runtime: 114

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  • 1949-09-02
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Alternative Titles

  • Sprung in den Tod
  • Maschinenpistolen
  • Al rojo vivo
Content Score: 100

(1949)

8.6/10 (6 votes)

Overview

A psychopathic criminal (Cagney) with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and then leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. After the heist, events take a crazy turn.

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Pick up the pieces folks, Jimmy's in action again!

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Director: Raoul Walsh
Writers: , ,

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James Cagney

James Cagney
as Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett…

Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo
as Verna Jarrett

Edmond O'Brien

Edmond O'Brien
as Vic Pardo

Margaret Wycherly

Margaret Wycherly
as Ma Jarrett

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A review by John Chard

I told you to keep away from that radio. If that battery is dead it'll have company.

White Heat is directed by Raoul Walsh and adapted by Ivan Goff & Ben Roberts from a story suggested by Virginia Kellogg. It stars James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Steve Cochran & Margaret Wycherly. Music is by Max Steiner and photography by Sidney Hickox.

Cody Jarrett (Cagney) is the sadistic leader of a violent and ruthless gang of thieves. Unnervingly devoted to his mother (Wycherly) and afflicted by terrible headaches since childhood, Cody is one bad day away from being a full blown psychot... read the rest.