White Heat Movie Review 1949

Information and Film Reviews for White Heat the Movie

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Visitor rating
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.

Distribution

CBS/Fox Video, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212)373-4800, Toll-free: 800-800-4369, Fax: (212)373-4803, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

Awards

Natl. Film Reg. 2003.

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