Overall Rank: 1406
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 55
Theatrical Release Date: 11/26/1938
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Michael Curtiz
Actors: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft, Billy Halop
Plot: A priest tries to stop his old friend, a gangster, from corrupting a gang of teens any further than they already are. -- sapien
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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/26/2011
Great gangster flick.Cagney & Bogart were perfect
sapien - wrote on 12/21/2010
The story line is pretty good. And, even though there are a few dull moments, it's still a pretty good movie.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/19/2010
James Cagney owns every inch of the screen in every scene he is in. The tension between him and Bogart makes this movie.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 02/19/2012
When two young tearaways are interrupted trying to steal from a railway car, one gets away while the other is caught which leads to a life of crime and infamy as a notorious gangster. Angels With Dirty Faces reunites Cagney and Bogart, each once again playing a charismatic gangster and slimy backstabber respectively, and once again they're both fantastic. The central idea of the film is priest Pat O'Brien's "there but for the grace of god go I" attitude, having never given up on his childhood friend but at the same time resenting him for cutting such an attractive figure for the neighbourhood kids who would rather follow his example than take the less glamorous path of the straight and narrow. O'Brien is actually a little dull and wooden compared to the other leading men and as such you …
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 07/27/2009
Angels with Dirty faces is an excellent gangster movie starring James Cagney who is perfect as the gangster. Part of it is the standard rise and fall of a gangster story which involves Humphrey Bogart playing a very pathetic character. That part is fairly standard but the original part and the best part of it is Cagney's interactions with the local boys and his own boyhood friend who is know a priest played by Pat O'Brien. That sections of the film works perfectly and ends better than you could expect. The other part of it alone elevates the whole film into greatness.
Best Actor nominee James Cagney 5/5- Cagney is superb as Rocky in this film. He is great in every scene and is great in every way that is possible. He first of all plays the gangster part perfectly putting in humor and …
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