Warner Gangsters Collection 1 (DVD - SONE 1)

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For a knock-out combination of timeless entertainment and vintage studio history, you can't do much better than The Warner Brothers Gangsters Collection. In the 1930s and '40s, Paramount specialized in glossy comedies, MGM popularized lavish musicals, Universal produced signature horror classics, and Fox scored hits with sophisticated dramas. But it was Warner Bros. that generated controversy--if not always box-office profits--with so-called "social problem" films, and that meant gangsters.

Little Caesar 1931 - Dir: Mervyn LeRoy
"R-I-C-O, Little Caesar, that's who!" Edward G. Robinson bellowed into the phone. And Hollywood got the message: 37-year-old Robinson, not gifted with matinee-idol looks, was nonetheless a first-class star and moviegoers hailed the hard-hitting social consciousness dramas that became the Depression-era mainstay of Warner Bros.

The Public Enemy 1931 - Dir: William A. Wellman
The Public Enemy showcases James Cagney's powerful 1931 breakthrough performance as streetwise tough guy Tom Powers. When shooting began, Cagney had a secondary role but Zanuck soon spotted Cagney's screen dominance and gave him the star part. From that moment, an indelible genre classic and an enduring star career were both born.

The Petrified Forest 1936 - Dir: Archie Mayo
The Petrified Forest, Robert E. Sherwood's 1935 Broadway success about survival of the fittest, hit the screen a year later with Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart magnificently recreating their stage roles and Bette Davis ably reteaming with her Of Human Bondage co-star Leslie Howard.

Angels With Dirty Faces 1938 - Dir: Michael Curtiz
In Angels with Dirty Faces, Cagney's Rocky Sullivan is a charismatic ghetto tough whose underworld rise makes him a hero to a gang of slum punks. The 1938 New York Film Critics Best Actor Award came Cagney's way, as well as one of the film's three Oscar nominations. Watch the chilling death-row finale and you'll know why.

The Roaring Twenties 1939 - Dir: Raoul Walsh
In The Roaring Twenties, the speakeasy era never roared louder than in this gangland chronicle that packs a wallop under action master Raoul Walsh's direction. Against a backdrop of newsreel-like montages and narration, it follows the life of jobless war veteran Eddie Bartlett (James Cagney) who turns bootlegger, dealing in "bottles instead of battles."

White Heat 1949 - Dir: Raoul Walsh
As a psychotic thug devoted to his hard-boiled ma, James Cagney - older, scarier and just as elctrifying - gives a performance to match his work in The Public Enemy as White Heat's cold-blooded 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. 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!


  • Alle filmene blir presentert av Leonard Maltin sammen med Newsreels, Short Subjects og Cartoons
  • Alle filmene har kommentarspor
  • Alle filmene har dokumentarer om filmene


Produksjonsår 2004 Format DVD
Sone Sone 1 Sjanger Action
Antall disker 6 Aldersgrense 15
Undertekster Engelsk, Fransk, Spansk Lydformater Mono 1.0 (Engelsk)
Bildeformater Fullscreen 4:3, Sort/Hvitt Regissør Diverse
Skuespillere Ann Sheridan, Betty Davis, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Edmond O'Brien, Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Joan Blondell, Leslie Howard, Pat O'Brien, Virginia Mayo Bestillingsnummer WHV1000036315DVD

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