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Matt Addis's avatar

Matt Addis

Holy shit. That ending tho
2 years 7 months ago
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5 years 1 month ago
Limbesdautomne's avatar


James Cagney, in citron amateur, is the father, in insolence and violence, of Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange.

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6 years 1 month ago
DisneyStitch's avatar


Not my favorite gangster film. It plods along at a rather slow pace and the sound transfer for the DVD release is not the best which makes it difficult to hear at times. The early signs of Cagney's penchant for gangster flicks is certainly present but it is rather off, it hasn't been refined into the classic Cagney that the audience would later adore. Such an essential movie though if nothing else to see how Cagney would evolve into perhaps the greatest gangster of the silver screen.
7 years ago
JimEastwood71's avatar


Guy on the poster looks like Michael Shannon
8 years 3 months ago
Hippiemans's avatar


Great cinematography and an excellent performance by James Cagney make for a solid gangster film.
8 years 11 months ago
Josh_Glover's avatar


Not that entertaining and pretty easy to lose interest in it, Cagney is better in his gangster roles to come later on in his career.
9 years 1 month ago
nosex's avatar


as robert sklar notes: the final sequence recalls classic horror of the period. the gangster, in his final moment, embodies the mummy or frankenstein, he is an abomination.
12 years 2 months ago
TheMajor's avatar


Yes, Cagney was good, he mostly is :) And for a 1931 this movie is pretty good, but not that entertaining.
12 years 4 months ago
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Masch Man

cagney is absolutely magnificent in this!
12 years 11 months ago
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