Angels With Dirty Faces (DVD - SONE 1)

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Gangster Rocky Sullivan (James Cagney) returns from prison to make a name for himself in the crime world. He's soon discovered by the Dead End Kids, who idolize him, and childhood pal Father Jerry Connolly (Pat O'Brien). The good Father has taken a different turn from Rocky and is struggling to bring the Kids around; while still friends with Rocky, he tries to persuade him to steer clear of the gang of urchins. Rocky runs afoul of the law, however, when he guns down his former partners Frazier (Humphrey Bogart) and Keefer (George Bancroft) after they betray him over a cut of crime-related profits. Seen as a whole, Angels with Dirty Faces may seem dated to many viewers, but its ending is still enough to bring chills. Director Michael Curtiz infused this gritty 1938 effort with an amazing amount of energy and pacing; the Dead End Kids, in their screen debut, supply a fair amount of comic relief along with their dramatic roles. It's also worth noting that at the time, the notion of a criminal being a product of his environment was a controversial one. The swaggering bantam-rooster role played by Cagney, one of the screen's greats, helped define how he would be perceived (and parodied) for years to come.

Bonusmateriale

  • Leonard Maltin hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1938 with newsreel, musical short Out Where the Stars Begin, cartoon Porky and Daffy and theatrical trailers
  • New featurette Angels With Dirty Faces: Whaddya Hear? Whaddya Say?
  • Commentary by film historian Dana Polan
  • Audio-only bonus: radio production with film's 2 stars

Produktfakta

Produksjonsår 1938 Format DVD
Sone Sone 1 Sjanger Thriller
Antall disker 1 Spilletid 1 timer 18 minutter
Aldersgrense 15 Undertekster Engelsk, Fransk, Spansk
Lydformater Mono 1.0 (Engelsk) Bildeformater Fullscreen 4:3, Sort/Hvitt
Regissør Michael Curtiz Skuespillere Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Pat O'Brien
Bestillingsnummer WHV66901DVD Leverandør Import

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