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White Heat (1949) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

1095

Avg. Rating:

2.99/4

# of Ratings:

38

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/02/1949

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Actors:

James Cagney
Virginia Mayo
Edmond O'Brien
Margaret Wycherly
Steve Cochran
John Archer

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A criminal, who escapes from prison, leads a gang to commit another robbery. But, his new friend is actually an undercover cop. -- sapien

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Gabe 11/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This was a good crime film with one of the most famous lines in movie history at the end. It feels like it should've been made in 1939 not '49, it did have some overacting. I'm okay with that in earlier films, but I feel that by '49 the movies were past that stage. A classic!

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mitchellyoung 07/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This impressive crime film is anchored by James Cagney's unhinged portrayal of Cody Jarrett. Before Goodfellas and The Departed, Jarrett was the original angry gangster - conniving, sporatic, violent, and sarcastic. Cagney owns every frame in a gangster film that pioneers the genre with a realistic prison breakout sequence and quotable line after quotable line. Cagney's tragic and fiery conclusion is one of the great scenes in movie history.

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Alex 03/03/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

This movie has influnced virtually every gangster movie. Great performances all around. The story is a bit boring and it never does anything i havenít seen. See it as a movie history lesson and you will enjoy it.

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dukeakasmudge 09/25/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

I like Cagneys gangster films but I didnt care for this 1 to much

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  Daniel Corleone
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03/07/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

White Heat review

Hank Fallon (Edmond O'Brien) plays undercover convict as Vic Pardo, who becomes close with a strategic gangster Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) . Plot was impressive as it plays different twists and turns. The score was very applicable and Cagney's performance astounding. Screenplay was exceptional with memorable lines: "Accidents will happen" "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" - Cody 'I'm human you know, like everyone else." "He finally got to the top of the world... and it blew right up in his face." - Vic. Only minor flaws it had were the weak lead (which seems like a 40's version of Heat wherein Cagney overshadows the protagonists acting, De Niro more suave than Pacino). Other than that, White Heat is a fascinating crime flick that is highly influential (The Killing and Naked City to...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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02/23/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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James Cagney stars as Cody Jarrett, a mother obsessed psychopath who breaks out of jail to plan a raid on chemical refinery, whilst unwittingly taking an undercover agent under his wing. Probably Cagney's most well known (and misquoted) character, Jarrett is one of the great gangsters from the old school. The addition of his Oedipus complex made him a whole different animal to his contemporaries, although I personally found his performance a little ripe in the earlier scenes of the film (when he has his headaches and finds out about his mother's death I couldn't help but be reminded of Norman Wisdom!) Once they break out of jail the film and his performance settle down though, and it becomes a masterful character study of a cold blooded hoodlum whose flippant use of violence and contempt ...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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