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James Cagney

James Cagney

Country: USA

Total Credits at Criticker: 76 (Actor), 1 (Director)

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    Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008)
    While lawbreakers such as Al Capone, John Dillinger, and Bonnie and Clyde were making headlines, Hollywood was bringing their fictionalized exploits to the screen. This documentary explores the invention, development, and legacy of the gangster genre.
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    The Empire State Building Murders (2008)
    A tribute and doc-crime-drama celebrating American film noir and the icons of the Hollywood golden age. It recaptures the time and place of New York in the 30's and 40s as well as plays with the codes and references of the genre. (imdb)
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    Billy Wilder Speaks (2006)
    In 1988, Oscar-winning German filmmaker Volker Schlondorff ("The Tin Drum") sat down with legendary director Billy Wilder at his office in Beverly Hills, California and turned on his camera for a series of filmed interviews... (imdb)
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    Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)
    Documentary exploring the career of noted film directer William A. Wellman. (imdb)
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    James Cagney: Top of the World (1992)
    Documentary on the life and career of James Cagney.
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    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
    Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut. (imdb)
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    Ragtime (1981)
    A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City. (imdb)
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    Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)
    During the Civil War, a Confederate spy takes a job as marshal of a small western town as a cover for his espionage activities. However, he soon finds out that a local businessman is selling weapons to a band of rampaging Indians. (imdb)
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    One, Two, Three (1961)
    Comedy about Coca-Cola's man in West Berlin, who may be fired if he can't keep his American boss's daughter from marrying a Communist. (imdb)
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    The Gallant Hours (1960)
    Semi-biographical tale of Adm. "Bull" Halsey. (imdb)
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    Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)
    An Irish rebel leader becomes addicted to violence. (TCM.com)
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    Never Steal Anything Small (1959)
    Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up their marriage, pursues Linda, and pins a grand larceny rap on Dan. And all set to music! (imdb)
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    Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
    Biopic of actor Lon Chaney. Growing up with deaf parents, he learns what it is like to be different. As an actor, he puts that knowledge to use playing a variety of strange, unusual characters.
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    Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)
    Jeremy Rodock is a tough horse rancher who strings up rustlers soon as look at them. Fresh out of Pennsylvania, Steve Miller finds it hard to get used to Rodock's ways, although he takes an immediate shine to his Greek girl Jocasta. (imdb)
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    These Wilder Years (1956)
    Middle-aged man tries to find a son that was given to an orphanage many years ago. (imdb)
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    Mister Roberts (1955)
    Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2. (imdb)
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    Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
    Story of torch singer Ruth Etting's rise from 1920s taxi dancer to movie star, simultaneously aided and frustrated by Chicago mobster Marty Sydney's headstrong ways and pressure tactics. (imdb)
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    The Seven Little Foys (1955)
    Vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, who has vowed to forever keep his act a solo, falls in love with and marries Italian ballerina Madeleine. While they continue to tour the circuit, they begin a family and before long have seven little Foys to clutter the wings. After tragedy threatens to stall Eddie's career, he comes to realize that his little terrors are worth their weight in gold. (imdb)
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    Run for Cover (1955)
    Odd little Western that gets off to a snappy start when a man (James Cagney) is mistaken as a train robber. After the town's sheriff shoots the kid he's riding with (John Derek) Cagney clears his name and ends up as the new sheriff. He romances a Swedish woman (Viveca Lindfors) and settles in to a peaceful life only to find that the boy has a few secrets of his own. (imdb)
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    A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)
    A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making? (imdb)
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    What Price Glory (1952)
    In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of Marines; his new top sergeant is his old friendly enemy, Quirt. The two men become rivals for the favors of fair innkeeper's daughter Charmaine, but the rivalry goes into reverse when Charmaine proves to be angling for a husband. When the company is ordered to the front, this comedy interlude gives way to the grim realities of war. (imdb)
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    Starlift (1951)
    An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war. (TCM.com)
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    Come Fill the Cup (1951)
    Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge. (imdb)
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    The West Point Story (1950)
    A Broadway director helps the West Point cadets put on a show, aided by two lovely ladies and assorted complications.
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    Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
    Starting with a violent prison break, clever, ruthless Ralph Cotter corrupts everyone around him. (IMDb)
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    White Heat (1949)
    A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn.
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    The Time of Your Life (1948)
    Joe spends a lot of his time at Nick's Pacific Street Saloon. Tom, who credits Joe with once saving his life, stops by regularly to run errands for Joe. Today, Tom notices a woman named Kitty when she comes into Nick's, and he quickly falls in love with her. Meanwhile, a distraught young man repeatedly calls his girlfriend, begging her to marry him. Nick himself muses on all the various persons who come into his bar, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time. (imdb)
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    13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
    Documentary-style prologue follows training of O.S.S. agents for WWII work behind enemy lines. One of the group is a German "mole;" leaders Gibson and Sharkey are aware of this and scheme to feed him false info about the invasion of Europe, while the real agents go to France to find a secret V-2 rocket depot. But the German spy outsmarts them and rejoins his people knowing too much; Bob Sharkey takes the risk of going in after him. (imdb)
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    Okay for Sound (1946)
    Okay for Sound (1946) - Short Film
    This short was made for the express purpose of noting the 20th Anniversary of Warners Vitaphone sound-on-film process, and was also made to be released concurrently, and shown on the same bill, with Warners' 1946 release of "Night and Day." And that is what happened. If a theatre-goer saw "Night and Day" on first-run in any theatre, they also saw "Okay for Sound." Unless they arrived lat, and then didn't stay for the "Extra Added Attractions."
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    Blood on the Sun (1945)
    Nick Condon is a newspaper reporter working in Tokyo who refuses to toe the Japanese line on the expansionist policies of the anti-democratic Imperialist government. When it become clear to the authorities that Condon isn't going to cooperate and that he has some valuable information and contacts, they decide to get him in their clutches for some interrogations and then dispose of him. (imdb)
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    Johnny Come Lately (1943)
    Cagney plays Tom Richards who was a newspaperman before the life of the open road suddenly appealed to him. We first meet him, seedy and unshaven, sitting on a bench in the town square reading the Pickwick Papers. The town is in the grip of Boss Daugherty... (IMDB Comments)
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    You, John Jones! (1943)
    John Jones' daughter is rehearsing the Gettysburg Address in preparation for a school elocution when he is called away by an air raid alarm... (imdb)
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    Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
    A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan. (imdb)
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    Captains of the Clouds (1942)
    Brian McLean is a ruthless bush-pilot in Canada. He offers some other pilots an opportunity of earning a lot of money, but he marries the girl-friend of one of them. After listening to Churchill's famous "Blood, Sweat and tears" radio address he and some other pilots decide to join the RCAF - and his superior is always the pilot who's girlfriend he has married. Due to this and the fact, that McLean doesn't like to obey he gets troubles. (imdb)
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    Calling All Girls (1942)
    The first few minutes of this short show the process that studios use to select girls to be members of the chorus line in movie musicals. The following numbers from popular 1930s musicals are then presented: "Don't Say Goodnight" from Wonder Bar (1934); "Lullaby of Broadway" from Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) ; "Shadow Waltz" from Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933); and "By a Waterfall" and "Shanghai Lil" from Footlight Parade (1933).
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    The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
    Oil heiress Joan is going to elope with bandleader Allen whom she's known four days. Out-of-money pilot Steve is going to fly them to Nevada but makes a deal with her father to deliver her home unmarried. He flies off with her, an apparent kidnaping, but is forced down in the desert. The bandleader arrives with a preacher, but their marriage (in California, not Nevada) is not valid. Pilot Steve will marry her because her father is a millionaire. (imdb)
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    The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
    Biff Grimes is crazy about Virginia Brush, but his "pal" Hugo Barnstead marries her himself and makes Biff the fall guy for his shady dealings. Though Hugo seems to have everything Biff wanted, Biff learns that having what one wants and wanting what one has can be two very different things. (imdb)
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    The Fighting 69th (1940)
    "The Fighting 69th" is a First World War regiment of mostly New York-Irish soldiers. Amongst a cocky crew, perhaps the cockiest is Jerry Plunkett, a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself... (imdb)
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    City for Conquest (1940)
    Cagney is Danny Kenny, a truck driver who enters "the fight game" and Sheridan his former girlfriend, Peggy. Danny realizes success in the ring and uses his income to pay for his bother Eddie's music education... (imdb)
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    Torrid Zone (1940)
    Plagued by revolutionaries that harass his plantation in a banana republic, fruit company exec Steve Case rehires former nemesis Nick Butler to restore order and profits. (imdb)
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    Breakdowns of 1940 (1940)
    Flubs and bloopers that occurred on the set of some of the major Warner Bros. pictures of 1940.
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    The Roaring Twenties (1939)
    After the WWI Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging... (imdb)
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    The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
    McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" claim on land which is to be used for a new town; in exchange for giving it up he gets control of gambling and saloons. When Kincaid's father runs for mayor, McCord incites a mob to lynch the old man whom McCord has already framed for murder.. (imdb)
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    Each Dawn I Die (1939)
    Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life and his optimism turns into bitterness. He meets fellow-inmate Stacey and they decide to help each other. (imdb)
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    Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
    Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connolly were tough kids who grew up together in the toughest part of New York --- Hell's Kitchen... (imdb)
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    Boy Meets Girl (1938)
    Two lazy screenwriters need a story for the studio's cowboy star. A studio waitress turns out to be pregnant. This gives them the idea for a movie about a cowboy and a baby. The waitress's baby becomes the star. The cowboy and his agent run off with the waitress and her valuable asset. The writers retaliate by hiring an unemployed extra to impersonate the baby's father. But the extra already knows the waitress. (imdb)
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    Something to Sing About (1937)
    A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs. (imdb)
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    Great Guy (1936)
    The adventures of an investigator (Cagney) for the Bureau of Weights and Measures. (imdb)
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    Ceiling Zero (1936)
    Trouble follows when "Dizzy" Davis, an experienced but irresponsible barnstormer, joins Federal Air Lines as a pilot, and, as a result of one of his selfish actions, a fellow-pilot crashes to death in a fog. After he learns that his license will not be renewed, "Dizzy" makes amends---in his own fashion. (imdb)
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    Breakdowns of 1936 (1936)
    The Warner Bros. annual blooper reel for 1936. (imdb)
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    G Men (1935)
    It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval for arrests - that doesn't stop fresh Law School grad Eddie Buchanan from joining up, and he encourages his former roommate James "Brick" Davis (James Cagney) to do so as well... (imdb)
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
    Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy Titania is raising will join Titania's band or Oberon's, so Oberon tries to get him from her by using some magic... (imdb)
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    Frisco Kid (1935)
    Bat Morgan is nearly shanghaied on his way to the goldfields of California. Instead he kills Shanghai Duck and becomes a hero in San Francisco's Barbary Coast. He winds up the rich owner of a saloon and gambling hall and is nearly lynched for a murder o which he is innocent. (imdb)
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    Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)
    Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory. (TCM.com)
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    The Irish in Us (1935)
    The sons of an Irish family have to choose among police work, prize fighting and love. (TCM.com)
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    Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
    A reel of bloopers from the year's movie productions, made for the entertainment of members of the Warners Club. (Timon88)
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    Jimmy the Gent (1934)
    Unscrupulous investigator of lost heirs Jimmy Corrigan loses his love Joan Martin to apparently upright competitor James Wallingham. He counters by adding a veneer of respectability to his own operation. Meanwhile he exposes Wallingham for a fraud. (imdb)
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    Here Comes the Navy (1934)
    A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism. (imdb)
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    He Was Her Man (1934)
    Dan Curly sends two hitmen to kill double-crossing Flicker Hayes, who retreats to a small village with ex-prostitute Rose to hide. (imdb)
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    The St. Louis Kid (1934)
    A hotheaded truck driver gets mixed up in a labor dispute. (TCM.com)
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    Footlight Parade (1933)
    Chester Kent produces Musical Comedies on the stage. With the beginning of the talkies aera he changes to producing short musical proluges for movies. But this is stressing him, because he always needs new units and his rival is always stealing his ideas. So he can get an contract with a producer, if he is able to stage in three days three new proluges. In spite of great problems he does it. (imdb)
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    Picture Snatcher (1933)
    Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father doesn't like that relation first, but Kean's boss McLean convinces him of Kean's good nature. But Kean uses his relation to Patricia to make a photo of an execution... (imdb)
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    The Mayor of Hell (1933)
    Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson... (imdb)
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    Hard to Handle (1933)
    Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is over, he's forced to come up with a series of cons to help pay it back. (imdb)
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    Lady Killer (1933)
    When a movie theater usher is fired, he takes up with criminals and finds himself quite adept at various illegal activities. Eventually though, the police catch up with him, and he runs to hide out in Los Angeles. There he stumbles into the movie business and soon rises to stardom.
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    The Crowd Roars (1932)
    Famous motor-racing champion Joe Greer returns to his hometown to compete in a local race. He discovers his younger brother has aspirations to become a racing champion and during the race Joe loses his nerve when another driver his killed, leaving his brother to win. Joe's luck takes a plunge whilst his brother rises to height of fame. (imdb)
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    Taxi! (1932)
    Independent cab drivers struggling against a taxi company consortium find a leader in Matt Nolan. (imdb)
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    Winner Take All (1932)
    Young boxer Jim Hunt, resting at a New Mexico "health ranch," meets and falls for Peggy Harmon, former nightclub table singer...who needs $600 more for her sickly son to stay in the place. To help her, Jim endangers his health with a tough boxing match in Tijuana. Before long, he's back fighting while Peggy stays in the desert. But in the city, after new triumphs, Jim meets Joan, a teasing Society blonde. Will he see through her before it's too late? (imdb)
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    The Public Enemy (1931)
    A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.
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    Blonde Crazy (1931)
    At a midwestern hotel, conniving bellhop Bert Harris has a finger in every pie. He promotes a job for glamorous Ann Roberts, but she does not immediately succumb to his charms. However, Bert soon enlists Ann as partner in his new profession of con man. Most of the victims they fleece are lawbreakers themselves. But Bert is tempted to try actual stealing, and Ann fears it will bring bad luck... (imdb)
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    Smart Money (1931)
    Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel. (imdb)
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    Other Men's Women (1931)
    A love triangle develops in a rural railroad town between a man, his wife and his best friend that will alters their lives forever.
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    The Millionaire (1931)
    A millionaire automaker retires upon the advice of his doctor, but becomes so bored he buys half interest in a gas station and works it on the sly. (imdb)
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    Intimate Interviews: James Cagney (1931)
    Dorothy West, an interviewer for the New York-based filmed interview series "Intimate Interviews" calls up rising screen star James Cagney and asks for an interview. He agrees and she comes to his house. Cagney and West sit down while she asks him questions about his early life and his career. (imdb)
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    The Doorway to Hell (1930)
    Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the various gangs in Chicago so that the mugs will not liquidate each other. With the success of his leadership, Louie prospers, marries Doris and retires to Florida to write his autobiography and play golf. In his absence the gang warfare flares, but he does not return as he wants to give a respectable image of life to his wife, younger brother and his Florida neighbors... (imdb)
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    Sinners' Holiday (1930)
    Ma Delano (LaVerne) runs a penny arcade in Coney Island, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney & Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp.) Story involves rum-running, accidental murder and a frame-up. (imdb)
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