Our March movie of the month is Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) directed by Michael Curtiz and starring James Cagney. Here is Cagney with The Dead Ends Kids. They are, from left to right: Bernard Punsly; Bobby Jordan; Billy Halop; Leo Gorcey; Huntz Hall and Gabriel Dell.
Angels with Dirty Faces is the quintessential Warner Brothers gangster film, brilliantly directed by Michael Curtiz and featuring one of James Cagney's greatest performances. The film remains relevant more than 70 years after it was made with the famous electric chair sequence standing as one of the most famous moments in American cinema.
|James Cagney and Pat O'Brien walk the last mile in Angels with Dirty Faces (1938).|
We'll have a lot more about Angels with Dirty Faces throughout March. We'll feature the careers of the Dead End Kids, the partnership between O'Brien and Cagney and the history of the old Hollywood gangster film.