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- Leonard Maltin hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1949 with newsreel, comedy short So You Think You're Not Guilty, cartoon Homeless Hare and theatrical trailors
- New featurette White Heat: Top of the World
- Commentary by film historian Dr. Drew Casper
- Subtitled in English, French & Spanish.
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 25, 2005
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono 1.0 English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Steve Cochran, John Archer, Wally Cassell, Fred Clark & Ford Rainey|
|Directed by||Raoul Walsh|
|Edited by||Owen Marks|
|Written by||Ivan Goff|
|Composition by||Max Steiner|
|Art Direction by||Edward Carrere|
|Produced by||Louis F. Edelman|
|Director of Photography:||Sidney Hickox|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"[A] hard-boiled masterpiece..."
"Blisteringly paced by director Raoul Walsh and better than ever, this powerhouse cult movie marked a kind of comeback for Cagney."
"[An] exceptional gangster drama..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Bracingly directed by Raoul Walsh, this fast-paced thriller tracing Jarrett's violent life in and out of jail is also a harrowing character study. Jarrett is a psychological time bomb ruled by impulse. He murders a wounded accomplice and revels in the act. He neglects his sultry wife (Virginia Mayo) and adores his doting mother. It is among the most vivid screen performances of Cagney's career, and the excitement it generates will put you on top of the world!
Description by Warner Home Video:
Cody Jarrett, the leader of a gang out west, has been busy knocking over banks and holding up trains. Complicating matters some, he has in tow his beloved Ma, his cool blonde beauty, Verna, and a suave double-crossing hood, Big Ed.
The feds manage to put Cody behind bars on a minor charge. They then decide to plant an undercover agent in Cody's prison cell to win his confidence and encourage him to spill the beans about his criminal history.
After a prison riot, Cody escapes. He leads the police on a chase through a mazelike chemical factory that culminates Cody's life of crime... and Cody insists on going out in his own blaze of glory.
- A colorized version is also available.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 98 ratings.
White Heat is definitely one of the greatest gangster films of all time! The shocking climax alone is worth the price of admission! Virginia Mayo once stated that the characterization of Cody Garrett by James Cagney scared her to death! When James Cagney first got the script of White Heat, he initially thought the Cody Jarrett was boring and to his credit, changed the character into a crazed lunatic! Only James Cagney can convince an audience to believe that his character can sit on his mother's lap and complain about a headache! Along with Public Enemy and Yankee Doodle Dandy, White Heat is the ultimate Cagney classic!
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