White Heat Movie Review 1949

Information and Film Reviews for White Heat the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

A classic gangster film with one of Cagney's best roles as a psychopathic robber/killer with a mother complex. The famous finale--perhaps Cagney's best-known scene--has Cagney trapped on top of a burning oil tank shouting "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" before the tank explodes. Cagney's character is allegedly based on Arthur "Doc" Barker and his "Ma," and his portrayal is breathtaking. Also available colorized.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Psychotics/Sociopaths, Organized Crime, Film Noir, Sanity Check, At the Movies
Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly, Steve Cochran, John Archer, Wally Cassell
Sid Hickox
Raoul Walsh
Max Steiner
Warner Bros.


Natl. Film Reg. 2003.

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