Watch: White Heat 1949 123movies, Full Movie Online – Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his ‘Ma,’ Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody’s top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an ‘accident’ happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody’s ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical plant..
Plot: A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and then leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. After the heist, events take a crazy turn.
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Love James Cagney movies? Don’t miss this one.
If you’re into Old Hollywood, and haven’t gotten around to seeing “White Heat”, remedy that right away! Nobody does ‘gangster’ like Cagney, and the screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts is one of their very best—a classic Warner Brothers crime melodrama, with a mother complex thrown in for its protagonist. When pictures like this are done well, they hold up in spite of the change in standards over time. “White Heat” is tough, even though its violence isn’t explicitly shown and there isn’t a cuss word in the whole thing. (Can you imagine? Today, even TV talk-show hosts drop f-bombs like gum wrappers. That’s progress……) The “White Heat” DVD is available, including 2 commentaries by film historians Leonard Maltin and Drew Casper, in the fun “Warner Brothers Night at the Movies” package. It’s the way it used to be when people went to a movie in the Golden Era—with coming attractions, 1949 newsreel, vintage Bugs Bunny cartoon, a comedy short, and the feature picture—with Cagney in his most explosive role. A must see for film buffs.
Raoul Walsh was a director who excelled in films that involved tough guys doing what tough guys did. In “White Heat”, perhaps one of the best films of his long career, he shows us a group of desperate men who covered an era in American history when these gangsters created terror in the land.
“White Heat” was perhaps one of the best movies of this genre, and it shows. The film involves us for two hours following Cody Jarrett and his gang as they roam the country. Cody is a different type of wise guy, he is a man who cares deeply about his mother, as she seems to follow him everywhere abetting his criminal activity. Jarrett is in love with the gorgeous Verva, a woman who seems to be with Cody for whatever she can get out of him.
Cody Jarrett was one of the best characters James Cagney played on screen. He had a good understanding of what made this bandit tick and he is always amazing throughout the movie. Edmund O’Brien has an excellent opportunity to shine as the police informer that infiltrates Cody’s gang. Virginia Mayo, a gorgeous woman, adds a touch of sensuality to her Verva. Margaret Wycherly is perfect as the mother who stand by her son.
The black and white cinematography by Sid Hickox is wonderful, especially the apocalyptic finale at the refinery. Max Steiner’s music is always effective and adds a dimension to the film.
This film will not disappoint for the great job Raoul Walsh extracted from his crew, especially out of Mr. Cagney.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (West Germany)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Raoul Walsh
Writer Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Virginia Kellogg
Actors James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O’Brien
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 win & 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Warner Bros. Studio Laboratory, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm