Who Likes James Cagney?
Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:29 PM
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:55 PM
Cagney was great in "Torrid Zone",but without Ann Sheridan it would only be average!!
Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:01 PM
What struck me this time is that in FBI training school, while Cagney proved adept with boxing gloves, he is tossed around pretty savagely in the jiujitsu training. In fact, he leaves the gym utterly bested by Lloyd Nolan. The striking thing to me is that I can't think of a modern movie star who would let himself be so utterly bested on screen. Cagney takes his lumps, but he persists and (of course) proves the best G-Man of all, but he isn't afraid to be weak for a while. And audiences responded to this in him. Is it the movie stars who have changed, or is it the audience?
Posted 19 July 2006 - 08:54 AM
Posted 29 June 2006 - 06:13 PM
C.O.D. for the first time, and it was so funny! He
was an incredibly talented actor.
For all James Cagney fans everywhere, one of his best comedies is on TCM tonight--Torrid Zone, with Ann Sheridan and Pat O'Brien. If you enjoyed The Bride Came C.O.D., you'll love this one; it's fast-paced, with terrific performances, especially by Annie, with whom Cagney has great screen rapport. It's on at 9:00 p.m., PST, so for all you Cagney lovers on the East Coast who have never seen it, set the recording devices because it's definitely worth taping.
Posted 23 June 2006 - 12:28 AM
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Posted 13 May 2006 - 02:23 PM
Posted 29 March 2006 - 03:27 PM
Johnny, I remember the CBC late nites in the 80s - they had incredible movies when you couldn't see them anywhere else on Canadian TV. I loved that! I was a young mom with little kids and never missed those movies. I think that was the only time CBC was ever worth watching.
Ohce, I totally agree - Cagney WAS hot! And that just contributed to the wonderful whole package!
Posted 02 March 2006 - 12:41 PM
Posted 05 February 2006 - 11:42 PM
There is a film called "COME FILL THE CUP" 1951 with James Gleason..about a newspaper writer and his fight with alcoholism...only saw it once on AMC..I even taped it (but lost it in Calif.)! What a film! Blood on the Sun..City of Conquest, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye...
Then his finale in a wheelchair...as Terrible Joe Moran (tv movie), with Art Carney !Beautiful movie to end a remarkable career! THANK YOU... MR CAGNEY..
Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:30 PM
Among his films there is something for everyone. I think my favorites are "Angels With Dirty Faces", and "Yankee Doodle Dandy".
I've not seen all of his films - or probably even half of them! But all the ones I've seen, I really enjoyed. And even in his 'tough guy' roles, there is just an adorable quality to him that I can't really put my finger on.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 08:46 PM
Posted 29 December 2005 - 08:02 PM
Recently I've narrowed it down to Eddie G and Cagney. But Cagney has to be the tops. I recently bought the DVD of "The Public Enemy". Of course I had seen it before but it had been years. He punches his way into Hollywood lore with this film. He is nothing short of mesmerizing! He always said that acting was about looking the camera or the actor in the eye and telling the truth. Tom Powers is indeed the Truth. Nothing rings false to me, regarding this character. Cagney's growing up years spent in NYC's rough (back then) East Side comes through. Everything he ever saw the local mugs do, he incorporates in the characterization of Tom.
Has to be the Best. Eddie G is a *very* close second.
Posted 27 December 2005 - 05:23 PM
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