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White Heat

White Heat(1949)

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Brief Synopsis

A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic.

Cast & Crew

Raoul Walsh Director
James Cagney Cody Jarrett
Virginia Mayo Verna Jarrett
Edmond O'Brien Hank Fallon, also known as Vic Pardo
Margaret Wycherly Ma Jarrett
Steve Cochran Big Ed Somers
John Archer Philip Evans
Wally Cassell Cotton Valetti
Fred Clark The Trader
Ford Rainey Zuckie Hommell
Fred Coby Happy Taylor
G. Pat Collins The reader
Mickey Knox Het Kohler

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 2 Sep 1949
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  AFI EB*
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  114-115 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • White Heat

    Connie Lawson 2017-03-02

    James Cagney deserved an Oscar for his prison lunchroom scene, but I heard that back in those days if you played a gangster and Oscar was out of the... MORE>

  • Powerful Cagney performance

    Wewink 2015-12-10

    James Cagney's performance as psychotic criminal Cody Jarrett is one of his best. This performance could have been one note. But Cagney is able to... MORE>

  • Tops !

    Don Riley 2015-11-08

    If the most notorious Criminal could act he'd be James Cagney. There's never been a more accurate portrayal of a "Tough Guy". MORE>