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James Cagney


Public Enemy, ThePublic Enemy, The (1931)
Dir. William A. Wellman
Feat. James Cagney, Jean Harlow
The most influential of early crime films exhibits an unglorified depiction of the American underworld, but James Cagney makes a hoodlum sure worth…
Footlight ParadeFootlight Parade (1933)
Dir. Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley
Feat. James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
James Cagney stars as an indefatigable Broadway producer, working show–biz miracles to keep his company afloat through the Depression. Most…
Angels with Dirty FacesAngels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Dir. Michael Curtiz
Feat. Pat O'Brien, James Cagney
Childhood pals Pat O'Brien and James Cagney end up as adult enemies, in the priesthood and underworld respectively. Pleasing mix of comedy and…
Roaring Twenties, TheRoaring Twenties, The (1939)
Dir. Raoul Walsh
Feat. James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane
Seminal gangster drama, paired screen–tough Cagney with a then lesser–known Bogart. Becoming buddies during WWI, they later enter and…
Fighting 69th, TheFighting 69th, The (1940)
Dir. William Keighley
Feat. James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent
James Cagney plays a loudmouthed braggart who alienates his comrades and officers, but the regimental chaplain (Pat O'Brien) has faith that he'll…
Torrid ZoneTorrid Zone (1940)
Dir. William Keighley
Feat. James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien
Caribbean–set adventure–comedy in which a fruit company executive (Pat O'Brien) has his plantation plagued by revolutionaries so he…
Bride Came C.O.D., TheBride Came C.O.D., The (1941)
Dir. William Keighley
Feat. James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin
Slapstick rom–com with Cagney as cash–strapped charter pilot who is hired to kidnap a tycoon's daughter to prevent her marrying a vapid…
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Dir. Michael Curtiz
Feat. James Cagney
Energy–filled musical biography of Show–Biz King George Cohan, played by James Cagney.
Blood On the SunBlood On the Sun (1945)
Dir. Frank Lloyd
Feat. James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall
Minor Cagney suspense vehicle is distinguished by its unusual setup: Cagney plays a newspaper man in 1920s Japan who uncovers a military plot for…
13 Rue Madeleine13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
Dir. Henry Hathaway
Feat. James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte
A group of OSS operatives penetrate behind German lines in this rough–edged WWII thriller. Seeking a secret missile site, they must also…

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