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As a psychotic thug devoted to his hard-boiled ma, James Cagney — older, scarier and just as electrifying — gives a performance to match his work in The Public Enemy as White Heat’s coldblooded Cody Jarrett. Bracingly directed by Raoul Walsh, this fast-paced thriller tracing Jarrett’s violent life in and out of jail is also a harrowing character study. Jarrett is a psychological time bomb ruled by impulse. He murders a wounded accomplice and revels in the act. He neglects his sultry wife (Virginia Mayo) and adores his doting mother. It is among the most vivid screen performances of Cagney’s career, and the excitement it generates will put you on top of the world!
Commentary by Film Historian Dr. Drew Casper
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Featurette White Heat: Top of the World