March 11th, 2012: White Heat (1949)

Cast and Crew:  Max Steiner (Composer); Virginia Mayo, Edmond O’Brien

What It’s About:  Mother fixated bank robber Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) breaks out of prison and plans a new heist with his gang, but of course things never go quite according to plan…

Why Watch it Today?: Famed director Raoul Walsh was born today in 1887.  Walsh’s career began in the early teens and included acting and writing as well as directing.  Today’s film features the iconic scene with Cagney on top of a burning tower, yelling “Made it Ma. Top of the world.”

Where to Get It: Amazon, iTunes and Vudu; Netflix (rental only) or your local library.

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