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White Heat Film Still - James Cagney

WHITE HEAT (1949) – AFI Movie Club

Ranked fourth among the greatest gangster films of all time by the American Film Institute, WHITE HEAT (1949) features an iconic performance by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree James Cagney – whose performance as Cody Jarrett earned him a place on AFI’s list of the art form’s most diabolical villains, and whose climactic line –...
White Heat Film Still - James Cagney and Edmond O'Brien

AFI Movie Club: WHITE HEAT

WHITE HEAT ranks #4 on AFI’s 10 Top 10 list of cinema’s great gangster films, and its star James Cagney was the second person to be honored with an AFI Life Achievement Award in 1974. MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? WHITE HEAT marked James Cagney’s first film back at Warner Bros. after he broke with...
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