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James Cagney

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It stars James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran.
He is best remembered for playing multifaceted tough guys in films such as The Public Enemy (1931), Taxi! (1932), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), and White Heat (1949), finding himself typecast or limited by this reputation earlier in his career.

Edmond O'Brien

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It stars James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran.
His other notable films include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), The Killers (1946), A Double Life (1947), White Heat (1949), D.O.A. (1949), Julius Caesar (1953), 1984 (1956), The Girl Can't Help It (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1961), Fantastic Voyage (1966), The Wild Bunch (1969) and The Other Side of the Wind (2018).

Margaret Wycherly

It stars James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran.
On screen she played mother to Gary Cooper (Sergeant York) and James Cagney (White Heat)

Ivan Goff

Written by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, White Heat is based on a story by Virginia Kellogg, and is considered to be one of the best gangster movies of all time.
Ivan Goff (17 April 1910 – 23 September 1999) was an Australian screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with Ben Roberts including White Heat (1949), Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) and the pilot for Charlie's Angels (1976).

Raoul Walsh

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White Heat is a 1949 film noir directed by Raoul Walsh.
He was known for portraying John Wilkes Booth in the silent classic The Birth of a Nation (1915) and for directing such films as The Big Trail (1930), starring John Wayne, High Sierra (1941), starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart; and White Heat (1949), starring James Cagney and Edmond O'Brien.

Gangster film

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Written by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, White Heat is based on a story by Virginia Kellogg, and is considered to be one of the best gangster movies of all time.
Only 1 film made the list from 1933 to 1966, (White Heat (1949)).

Virginia Kellogg

Written by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, White Heat is based on a story by Virginia Kellogg, and is considered to be one of the best gangster movies of all time.
Virginia Kellogg was a film writer whose scripts for White Heat (1949) and Caged (1950) were nominated for Oscars.

Virginia Mayo

It stars James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran.
Mayo received excellent reviews in another unsympathetic role, playing Jimmy Cagney's girl friend in White Heat (1949), also for Walsh.

Film noir

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White Heat is a 1949 film noir directed by Raoul Walsh.
Walsh had no great name during his half-century as a director but his noirs White Heat (1949) and The Enforcer (1951) had A-list stars and are seen as important examples of the cycle.

Steve Cochran

It stars James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran.
In 1949 Cochran went over to Warner Bros, where he played psychotic mobster James Cagney's power-hungry henchman, Big Ed Somers, in the gangster classic White Heat (1949).

Paul Guilfoyle (actor, born 1902)

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Paul Guilfoyle as Roy Parker
In the 1949 crime film White Heat, he played (uncredited) a treacherous prison inmate murdered in cold blood by James Cagney's lead character.

John Archer (actor)

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John Archer as Philip Evans
He appeared in the films: Hello, Frisco, Hello; Guadalcanal Diary; White Heat; Destination Moon; Rock Around the Clock; Ten Thousand Bedrooms; Decision at Sundown; Blue Hawaii; and How to Frame a Figg.

Fred Clark

Fred Clark as Daniel "The Trader" Winston
Among his films were Ride the Pink Horse (1948), Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), Flamingo Road (1949), White Heat (1949), Sunset Boulevard (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955), How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Auntie Mame (1958), and Visit to a Small Planet (1960).

Wally Cassell

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His films include The Thin Man Goes Home (1945), The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), The Clock (1945), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Guilty (1947), Loves of Carmen (1948), Saigon (1948), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), White Heat (1949),Quicksand (1950), City That Never Sleeps (1953), Island in the Sky (1953), Law and Order (1953), Princess of the Nile (1954), Until They Sail (1957), and I, Madman (1989).

Robert Osterloh

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Osterloh continued his career for 20 years, mainly in the 1950s, playing roles in films such as Illegal Entry (1949), White Heat (1949) (as a gangster killed by gang boss James Cagney), One Minute to Zero (1952), Star in the Dust (1956) and I Bury the Living (1958).

Ben Roberts (writer)

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Written by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, White Heat is based on a story by Virginia Kellogg, and is considered to be one of the best gangster movies of all time.
The pair contributed to the success of such varied projects as White Heat (1949), Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951), Shake Hands with the Devil (1959) and Midnight Lace (1960); and in 1957, they shared an Academy Award nomination for their scriptwork on Man of a Thousand Faces (1957).

Ford Rainey

Ford Rainey as "Zuckie" Hommel
He made his film debut in White Heat in 1949 and became a familiar face in motion pictures, appearing in Perfect Strangers (1950), Two Rode Together (1961), 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962), Johnny Tiger (1966), and The Sand Pebbles (1966).

Ian MacDonald (actor)

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Ian MacDonald as "Bo" Creel
White Heat (1949) - Bo Creel (uncredited)

National Film Registry

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In 2003, it was added to the National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress.

Ma Barker

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White Heat was meant to be based on the true story of Ma Barker, a bank robber who raised her four sons as criminals.
The character of "Ma Jarrett" in the 1949 James Cagney film White Heat is thought to be based on Ma Barker.

Arthur Barker

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Arthur Barker became Arthur "Cody" Jarrett, a psychopath with a mother fixation.
The central character of Arthur "Cody" Jarrett, played by James Cagney in the classic 1949 gangster film White Heat is said to be based on Doc Barker.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes

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was voted 18th in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes; while, in June 2008, White Heat was voted 4th in AFI's 10 Top 10 list of gangster movies.

True Blue (Madonna album)

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The film has inspired songs such as Madonna's "White Heat" on True Blue; the song was also dedicated to Cagney.
The third track "White Heat" was dedicated to actor James Cagney and named after the film of the same name from 1949.

AFI's 10 Top 10

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was voted 18th in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes; while, in June 2008, White Heat was voted 4th in AFI's 10 Top 10 list of gangster movies.