Greatest Gangster Films Collection: James Cagney

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Goff, Ivan, screenwriter.
Roberts, Ben, 1916-1984, screenwriter.
Edelman, Louis F., film producer.
Walsh, Raoul, 1887-1980, film director.
Litvak, Anatole, 1902-1974, film producer,
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010].
Standard version.
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4 videodiscs (approximately 395 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Not rated.


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General Note
White Heat: suggested by a story by Virginia Kellogg. City for Conquest: from the novel by Aben Kandel. Each Dawn I Die: from the novel by Jerome Odlum.
General Note
White heat: Originally released as a motion picture in 1949. City for conquest: Originally released as a motion picture in 1940. Each dawn I die: Originally released as a motion picture in 1939. "G" men: Originally released as a motion picture in 1935.
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Special features: White heat: Commentary by Drew Casper (historian); Warner Night at the movies: Introduction by Leonard Maltin; The fountainhead theatrical trailer, Newsreel, So you think you're not guilty (comedy short), Homeless hare (cartoon), White heat (plays film); White heat: top of the world; Theatrical trailer -- City for conquest: Commentary by Richard Schickel (historian); Warner Night at the movies: The fighting 69th theatrical trailer, Newsreal, Service with the colors (patriotic short), Stage fright (cartoon), City for conquest (plays film); Molls and dolls: the women of gangster films; Breakdowns of 1940 (studio blooper reel); 2/9/1942 Lux radio theater broadcast; Theatrical trailer -- Each dawn I die: Commentary by Haden Guest (historian); Warner Night at the movies: Wings of the Navy theatrical trailer, Newsreel, A day at Santa Anita (documentary short), Detouring America (cartoon), Each dawn I die (plays film); Stool pigeons and pine overcoats: the language of gangster films; Breakdowns of 1939 (studio blooper reel); Each dawn I crow (cartoon); 3/22/1943 Lux radio theater broadcast; Theatrical trailer -- "G" men: Commentary by Richard Jewell (historian); Warner Night at the movies: Devil dogs of the air theatrical trailer, Newsreel, The old grey mayor (Bob Hope comedy short), Buddy the gee man (cartoon), "G" men (plays film); Morality and the code: a how-to manual for Hollywood; How I play golf by Bobby Jones, No. 11: practice shots (short); Things you never see on the screen (studio blooper reel); Theatrical trailers.
Creation/Production Credits
White Heat: director of photography, Sid Hickox ; art director, Edward Carrere ; film editor, Owen Marks ; set decorator, Fred M. MacLean ; wardrobe by Leah Rhodes ; music by Max Steiner.
Creation/Production Credits
City for Conquest: director of photography, Sol Polito and James Wong Howe ; film editor, William Holmes ; art director, Robert Haas ; gowns by Howard Shoup ; musical direction, Leo F. Forbstein ; music by Max Steiner.
Creation/Production Credits
Each Dawn I Die: photography by Arthur Edeson ; film editor, Thomas Richards ; art director, Max Parker ; gowns by Howard Shoup ; musical director, Leo F. Forbstein.
Creation/Production Credits
"G" Men: edited by Jack Killifer ; art director, John Hughes ; photography by Sol Polito ; musical director, Leo F. Forbstein.
White Heat: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly, Steve Cochran, John Archer, Wally Cassell, Fred Clark.
City for Conquest: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp, Frank McHugh, Arthur Kennedy, George Tobias, Jerome Cowan, Elia Kazan, Anthony Quinn, Lee Patrick.
Each Dawn I Die: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft, Maxie Rosenbloom, Stanley Ridges, Alan Baxter, Victor Jory.
"G" Men: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak, Robert Armstong, Barton MacLane, Lloyd Nolan, William Harrigan, Russell Hopton, Edward Pawley, Noel Madison, Monte Blue, Regis Toomey, Addison Richards, Harold Huber, Raymond Hatton.
White Heat: Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma,' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical plant.
City for Conquest: Cagney is Danny Kenny, a truck driver who enters "the fight game" and Sheridan plays his girlfriend, Peggy. Danny realizes success in the ring and uses his income to pay for his brother Eddie's music composition career, while Peggy goes on to become a professional dancer. When Peggy turns down Danny's marriage proposal for her dancing career, Danny, who wanted to quit the fight game, continues on & is blinded. His former manager finances a newsstand for the now semi-blind Danny. The movie ends with brother Eddie becoming a successful composer and dedicates a symphony at Carnegie Hall to his brother who listens to the concert on the radio from his newsstand. Peggy, now down on her luck, but in the audience at Carnegie, rushes to Danny at his newsstand where they reunite.
Each Dawn I Die: Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life and his optimism turns into bitterness. He meets fellow-inmate Stacey and they decide to help each other.
"G" Men: It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval for arrests - that doesn't stop fresh Law School grad Eddie Buchanan from joining up, and he encourages his former roommate James "Brick" Davis (James Cagney) to do so as well. But Davis wants to be an honest lawyer, not a shyster, despite his ties to mobster boss McKay, and he's intent on doing so, until Buchanan is gunned down trying to arrest career criminal Danny Leggett. Davis soon joins the "G-Men" as they hunt down Leggett (soon-to-be Public Enemy Number One) and his cronies Collins and Durfee, who are engaged in a crime and murder spree from New York to the midwest.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD; standard version; Dolby digital mono; double-sided discs; dual-layer format; NTSC, region 1.
Audio: English mono.; subtitles: English (except Each Dawn I Die), French, Spanish; closed-captioned.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Goff, I., Roberts, B., Edelman, L. F., Walsh, R., Litvak, A., Wallis, H. B., Wexley, J., Keighley, W., Raine, N. R., Duff, W., Miller, S. I., Cagney, J., Mayo, V., O'Brien, E., Wycherly, M., Cochran, S., Archer, J., Cassell, W., Clark, F., Sheridan, A., Craven, F., Crisp, D., McHugh, F., Kennedy, A., Tobias, G., Cowan, J., Kazan, E., Quinn, A., Patrick, L., Raft, G., Bryan, J., Bancroft, G., Rosenbloom, M., Ridges, S., Baxter, A., Jory, V., Lindsay, M., Dvorak, A., Armstrong, R., MacLane, B., Nolan, L., Harrigan, W., Hopton, R., Pawley, E., Madison, N., Blue, M., Toomey, R., Richards, A., Huber, H., Hatton, R., Hickox, S., Carrere, E., Marks, O., MacLean, F., Rhodes, L., Steiner, M., Polito, S., Howe, J. W., Holmes, W., Haas, R., Shoup, H., Forbstein, L. F., Edeson, A., Richards, T., Parker, M., Killifer, J., Hughes, J., Kellogg, V., Kandel, A., & Odlum, J. (2010). Greatest Gangster Films Collection (Standard version.). Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ivan, Goff et al.. 2010. Greatest Gangster Films Collection. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video.

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Ivan, Goff et al.. Greatest Gangster Films Collection Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Goff, Ivan,, et al. Greatest Gangster Films Collection Standard version., Warner Home Video, 2010.

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