Search results for "James Cagney"


Short Cut to Hell (1957)

James Cagney directs this remake of the film noir classic This Gun for Hire.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cagney
CAST:  William Bishop  •  Robert Ivers  •  Georgann Johnson  •  Yvette Vickers

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) RT 100% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Jan 2005

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Pat O'Brien  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ann Sheridan

Blood on the Sun (1945) RT Audience 35%

DVD release: Dec 1997

Nick Condon, an American journalist in 1945 Tokyo, publishes the Japanese master plan for world domination. Reaction from the understandably upset Japanese provides the action ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Sylvia Sidney  •  Porter Hall  •  John Emery

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) RT 77% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni

Each Dawn I Die (1939) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2008

A corrupt D.A. with governatorial ambitions is annoyed by an investigative reporter's criticism of his criminal activities and decides to frame the reporter for manslaughter ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  James Cagney  •  George Raft  •  Jane Bryan  •  George Bancroft

Footlight Parade (1933) RT 100% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2006

James Cagney stars as a fledgling producer who finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Joan Blondell  •  Ruby Keeler  •  Dick Powell

Frisco Kid (1935) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Feb 2012

After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Margaret Lindsay  •  Ricardo Cortez  •  Donald Woods

G Men (1935)

James "Brick" Davis, a struggling attorney, owes his education to a mob member named McKay, but refuses to get involved with the underworld. When his friend Eddie Buchanan is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Margaret Lindsay  •  Ann Dvorak  •  Robert Armstrong

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2002

James Cagney plays Ralph Cotter, a career criminal who escapes from prison, then murders his partner in crime. Along they way he attempts to woo his ex partner's sister ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Barbara Payton  •  Helena Carter  •  Ward Bond

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) RT 94% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Clark Gable  •  Franchot Tone  •  Herbert Mundin




One, Two, Three (1961) RT 94% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jul 2003

C.R. MacNamara will do anything to get a promotion within the Coca-Cola company, including looking after boss W.P. Hazeltine's rebellious teenage daughter, Scarlett. When ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Horst Buchholz  •  Pamela Tiffin  •  Arlene Francis

Ragtime (1981) RT 90% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 2004

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Brad Dourif  •  Moses Gunn  •  Elizabeth McGovern

The Mayor of Hell (1933) RT Audience 57%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Archie Mayo  •  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Madge Evans  •  Frankie Darro  •  Arthur Byron

The Oklahoma Kid (1939) RT Audience 49%

DVD release: Dec 2002

McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a ...  (more)

GENRES: History • Western
DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Rosemary Lane  •  Donald Crisp

The Public Enemy (1931) RT 100% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2001

James Cagney stars as Tom Powers, a trouble-ridden individual who rises from the position of cheap thug to that of a powerful Prohibition gangster. When his best friend is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Jean Harlow  •  Edward Woods  •  Joan Blondell

The Roaring Twenties (1939) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2005

After the WWI Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Gladys George

The Strawberry Blonde (1941) RT 100% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Aug 2009

Biff Grimes is desperately in love with Virginia, but his best friend Hugo marries her and manipulates Biff into becoming involved in his somewhat nefarious businesses. Hugo ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Rita Hayworth  •  Jack Carson

White Heat (1949) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jan 2005

A psychopathic criminal (Cagney) with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and then leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. After the heist, events ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Virginia Mayo  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Margaret Wycherly

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) RT 92% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2003

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Joan Leslie  •  Walter Huston  •  Richard Whorf

Here Comes the Navy (1934) RT Audience 46%

A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Gloria Stuart  •  Frank McHugh  •  Dorothy Tree