White HeatA pGang leader Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) lives for his mother, planning heists between horrible headaches. Released from prison, Jarrett plots a seemingly perfect heist, unaware that his partners plan to kill him and his right-hand man is working for the police.
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Directors of "White Heat"Raoul WalshBirthdate: 11 March 1887, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "White Heat"Ivan GoffBirthdate: 17 April 1910, Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaBen RobertsBirthdate: 23 March 1916, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "White Heat"TIME MagazineApril 27, 2009
Brilliantly directed by Raoul Walsh, an old master of cinema hoodlumism, it returns a more subtle James Cagney to the kind of thug role that made him famous.VarietyApril 27, 2009
Cagney has an excellent supporting cast.Chicago ReaderApril 27, 2009
Raoul Walsh's heroes had a knack for going too far, but none went further than James Cagney in this roaring 1949 gangster piece.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
Despite chronology (deranged by the censor's influence on the studios), this is really the fitting climax of the '30s gangster movie.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
The simple fact is that Mr. Cagney has made his return to a gangster role in one of the most explosive pictures that he or anyone has ever played.Empire MagazineApril 27, 2009
Magnificent examination of the criminal mind and Cagney's finest moment.Laramie Movie ScopeOctober 09, 2008
Cagney supercharges the entire film with frenetic energy.DVDJournal.comApril 05, 2006
Its archetypal influence on later films like Goodfellas and the Al Pacino Scarface is striking, even if we can never again experience how new and bold it was back in its day....Cinema em CenaNovember 22, 2005
Cagney, intenso como de hábito, cria um personagem que, apesar de sua óbvia instabilidade psicológica e de sua crueldade patológica, conquista o espectador com sua carência emocional.EmanuelLevy.ComAugust 14, 2005
Raoul Walsh's Freudian film is one of the fastest and toughest crime-gangster films ever made, boasting a bravura performance from James Cagney as a misogynist mama boy ("top of the world, Ma").Classic Film and TelevisionMay 28, 2005
Film noir masterpiece, with brilliant direction and visual styleCombustible CelluloidMarch 21, 2005
Cagney gives an utterly ferocious performance, arguably his finest, as Cody Jarrett, a psychotic gangster with an unholy mother fixation.
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