Monday, September 25
Directed by Raoul Walsh
(1949) “Top of the world, Ma!” James Cagney’s Cody Jarrett, a killer so vicious he obliges a car-trunk-stashed prisoner’s plea for better ventilation with bullet holes, ensconces himself on his Mom’s lap while planning his latest caper. The Oedipal angle was Cagney’s own idea. 35mm. Approx. 114 min.
“That Cagney and Margaret Wycherly were not even nominated only helps us appreciate how in the dark we can be at the movies.”
– David Thomson, Warner Bros: The Making of an American Movie Studio
Saturday, September 23 & Monday, September 25