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Articles tagged james cagney

Wednesday, June 4 2014

Jame Cagney’s Reinvention in ‘Johnny Come Lately’

In this otherwise predictable film, James Cagney paved a path for future performers and the DIY ethic.


Wednesday, May 20 2009

Forbidden Hollywood’s William Wellman: The Forgotten Man

The 1934 Production Code’s puritanical stance towards sexuality is often highlighted by contemporary historians, but it also held extremely reactionary political mandates that forbade movie representations of conflicts between capital and labor.


Wednesday, April 25 2007

James Cagney: Another Look at Hollywood’s Tough Guy

The Cagney features collected here are not "must-owns", but they are enjoyable "might-owns" for anyone who takes pleasure in watching a talented actor finding moments of undiluted joy in work-a-day films.


Monday, November 29 2004

Ragtime (1981)

Profound as Coalhouse walker's story might be, Ragtime is about far more.


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