4~James Cagney ~ Angels with Dirty Faces

13 Feb

“Angels With Dirty Faces” (1938) is perhaps one of the truest classic gangster films and has been a favorite among classic film fans. The story begins with Rocky Sullivan ( James Cagney ) and Jerry Connolly (Pat O’Brien), kids who grow up in Hell’s Kitchen, a rough part of New York, and who have to become tough to exist. Cagney received his first Best Actor nomination for his performance in this film, one of the film’s three unrewarded nominations (Best Director – Michael Curtiz, and Best Original Story – Rowland Brown), and he lost to Spencer Tracy’s performance in Boys Town.

One response to “4~James Cagney ~ Angels with Dirty Faces

  1. Michelle

    April 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    One of my all-time favourite films, the closing sequence is unforgettable!


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