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William Cagney

William Cagney



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Also Known As: Died: January 3, 1988
Born: March 26, 1905 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York, USA Profession: Producer ...


Cast (feature film)

Stolen Harmony (1935) as Schoolboy Rowe
Band leader Jack Conrad is impressed by prison inmate Ray Ferrera on saxophone. Conrad hires Ray to join his band and tour upon his release. Ray hooks up with Jean, a dancer in the show, and the two become a successful dance act. However, when an ex-inmate buddy of Ray's robs the tour bus, Ray is suspected of wrongdoing by Jack and the others in the group. After a gang of thugs hijacks the tour bus, Ray tries to use his street smarts to redeem his reputation.
Palooka (1934) as Al McSwatt
Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins the middleweight championship and shows his proclivity for life in the fast lane. She raises son Joe on a farm, by herself. When slippery fight manager Knobby Walsh happens to discover Joe's surprising punching power, he signs him. With current champion Al McSwatt needing an easy opponent, Walsh gets Joe the fight. Palooka steals the championship( and girlfriend Nina Madero) from McSwatt when McSwatt shows up for the fight drunk. Now it's Joe's turn to live in the fast lane, winning fights(that are set ups by Walsh) and drinking hard with vamp Nina. However, when McSwatt and his manager trick Joe into a rematch, it's time to test his real boxing talent.
Lost in the Stratosphere (1934) as Lieutenant Tom "Soapy" Cooper
Two military pilots are close friends, and share in a lot of hazardous missions while engaging in a series of good-natured romantic rivalries. But when one of the pilots loses a girl he really cared for, he cannot forgive his friend. Soon afterwards, they must work together on their most dangerous mission yet.
Flirting with Danger (1934) as William "Lucky" Davis
Ace of Aces (1933) as Lieutenant Meeker
After he's branded a coward, a sculptor travels to France to help fight World War I.

Producer (feature film)

A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) as Producer
A peddler from the bayou becomes a major force in local politics.
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952) as Producer
Old enemies stationed together at an Army post vie for the same woman.
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) as Producer
From the trial of the survivors, we flash back to amoral crook Ralph Cotter's violent prison break, assisted by Holiday Carleton, sister of another prisoner...who doesn't make it. Soon Ralph manipulates the grieving Holiday into his arms, and two crooked cops follow her into his pocket. Ralph's total lack of scruple brings him great success in a series of robberies. But his easy conquest of gullible heiress Margaret Dobson proves more dangerous to him than any crime...
The Time of Your Life (1948) as Producer
A philosophical drunk encourages his friends to live their dreams to the hilt.
Blood on the Sun (1945) as Producer
An American reporter in Tokyo fights to report honestly on Japan''''s growing militarism before World War II.
Johnny Come Lately (1943) as Presented By
Johnny Come Lately (1943) as Producer
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Associate Producer
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Captains of the Clouds (1942) as Associate Producer
A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war.
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) as Associate Producer
A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together.
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) as Associate Producer
A man''''s infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
City for Conquest (1940) as Associate Producer
A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother''''s education.

Production Companies (feature film)

A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) as Company
A peddler from the bayou becomes a major force in local politics.
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952) as Company
Old enemies stationed together at an Army post vie for the same woman.
Only the Valiant (1951) as Company
Capt. Richard Lance (Gregory Peck) is unjustly held responsible, by his men & girlfriend, for an Indian massacre death of beloved Lt. Holloway. Holloway (Gig Young) is killed while escorting a dangerous Indian chief to another fort's prison. The chief escapes. Knowing their fort is in danger of Indian attack, Lance takes a small group of army misfits to an abandoned nearby army fort to defend a mountain pass against the oncoming Indian assault. Their mission is to stall for time until reinforcements from another fort arrive. The men in this small group of malcontents, deserters, psychopaths & cowards all hate Capt. Lance & wish him dead. Much to their chagrin, the men recognize that Lance's survival instincts, military knowledge & leadership are the only chance the group has of staying alive.

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