Angels With Dirty Faces Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1406

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 55

Theatrical Release Date: 11/26/1938

Language: English

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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Rating of
3/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/26/2011

Great gangster flick.Cagney & Bogart were perfect

Rating of
3/4

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.

Rating of
3/4

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
Yojimbo
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Rating of
3/4

"Angels With Dirty Faces" by Yojimbo

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
Ichabod Crane
Movie God

Rating of
4/4

Great gangster film with Cagney

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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