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November 17, 2014

"Made it, Ma. Top of the World!"


Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 17, 2014 10:35 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Ahh. Cagney in White Heat. That final scene is about the best that cinema has on offer.

Posted by: Michael Gersh [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 17, 2014 12:12 PM

Is it wrong of me to wish that kind of stuff would just snap off when someone is taking a stupid picture?

And yeah, White Heat was a very, very good film.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 17, 2014 12:24 PM

If he had any nutz he'd BASE right off there and film it the whole way down.

While I'm addicted to noir I always thought Cagney was a farce as an actor. He said himself he wasn't an actor and was a born hoofer, and I agree.

Edward G Robinson (the model Soylent Green donor), now THAT was an actor.
See his extensive poison monologue in "Double Indemnity". You can't fake that stuff up.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 17, 2014 1:13 PM

How many of the clowns in Hollywood today could do what Cagney, Robinson, Bogy, Paul Muni, Kelly or Astaire did.

What's out there today are cardboard cutouts.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 17, 2014 1:21 PM

VW: not to mention all the stars that went to war in WWII, many in line units. Add Martha Ray, even Bob Hope.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 18, 2014 9:26 PM

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