Overall Rank: 1953
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 26
Theatrical Release Date: 10/23/1939
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Raoul Walsh
Actors: James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart, Gladys George, Jeffrey Lynn, Frank McHugh
Plot: Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 07/26/2011
Great flick with Cagney as a nobody who becomes a gangster & becomes somebody & then back to being nobody.Roaring Twenties might not be as good as Angels With Dirty Faces but it comes close.Bogart & Cagney are great together once again
Allison - wrote on 08/01/2008
James Cagney is a monster! And Humphrey Bogart is nice to look at, as always.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 02/20/2012
The Roaring Twenties charts the rise and fall of prohibition racketeer James Cagney from the trenches of the great war to the stock market crash of 1929. It's amazing that only 8 short years separate The Roaring Twenties and the simplistic moralizing and two dimensional characterisation of The Public Enemy. It is probably the blueprint for the modern gangster movie and is the equivalent of the likes of The Godfather or Goodfellas for its time. Cagney is at his very best as the morally "grey" but inherently decent mobster who finds himself caught up in the booze hungry fervor of the prohibiton years after returning from fighting for his country as part of a forgotten generation, unable to find any other way to earn a living. Things take a sinister turn when he makes an uneasy partnership …
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