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A favorite Bogart film by default…
“Angels With Dirty Faces” has become a favorite Bogart film by default; it has been shown so often and has served as the prime source of material for countless satirists and impressionists
It is the familiar tale of two young boys who grow up to be on opposing sides of the fieldone a gangster (James Cagney) and the other a priest, (Pat O’Brien). The story was obviously sentimental Its saving virtues were the performances by the leads, clever and suave, energetic direction by Michael Curtiz, and a good music score by Max Steiner
Bogart had little, and certainly nothing new, to do as he played Cagney’s lawyer-turned-nightclub-owner who double-crosses him
Just short of perfect, and layered up with surprises in the usual gangster plot
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Just a couple years before Casablanca, this is another of director Michael Curtiz’s startling, well filmed, intelligent action movies, this one also for Warner Brothers. And Bogart is a key secondary figure here, somewhat tame compared to the usual intensity of James Cagney, who again plays a gangster to perfection. The odd second layer here sometimes threatens to tilt to moralizing, even with the roughness of the church kids, as the priest weighs in on certain scenes. But the two elements–good and evil, basically–not only contrast, but they overlap, and the confusion of who is doing the most good and why is part of the bigger ethical fiber of the plot.
Maybe it’s because of these moments where Cagney’s gangster role is softened by interacting with the priest that we see less direct, raw acting, the scary thing that he can pull of so well. But he’s still utterly convincing, and the ending is chilling no matter how you read it. If you, like me, like a film to go beyond a simple do crime and get caught kind of scenario, this is a great one. The great Sol Polito is cinematographer, and it shows, in every single scene, whether the fascinating street shots (packed with activity) or the shadowing alley and basement shots (composed for drama and depth). And the music, relatively invisible, by Max Steiner is of course flawless.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Director Michael Curtiz
Writer John Wexley (screen play), Warren Duff (screen play), Rowland Brown (from a story by)
Actors James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins.
Production Company First National Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length (10 reels), 2,650 m (Yugoslavia)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm