Classic Film Tuesday: White Heat

1949 – Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Surprise


Tuesday, September 10

  • 1:00pm

Free Show


“Brilliantly directed by Raoul Walsh, an old master of cinema hoodlumism, it returns a more subtle James Cagney to the kind of thug role that made him famous.” – TIME Magazine

Gang leader Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) lives for his mother, planning heists between horrible headaches. During a train robbery that goes wrong, Cody shoots an investigator. Realizing Cody will never be stopped if he knows he’s being pursued, authorities plant undercover agent Hank (Edmond O’Brien) in Cody’s cell. When his mother dies, a distraught Cody breaks out of jail, bringing Hank along to join his gang. With Hank in communication with the police, Cody plans a payroll heist.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Surprise   Rating: NR     Runtime: 114 min     Language: English

Sponsored by: The Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Foundation