Angels with Dirty Faces

Angels with Dirty Faces

Director: Michael Curtiz Cast: James Cagney
James Cagney
, Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien
, Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
Michael Curtiz
Angels with Dirty Faces

Angels with Dirty Faces

Director: Michael Curtiz Cast: James Cagney
James Cagney
, Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien
, Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
Michael Curtiz


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Childhood chums Rocky Sullivan (James Cagney) and Jerry Connelly (Pat O'Brien) grow up on opposite sides of the fence: Rocky matures into a prominent gangster, while Jerry becomes a priest, tending to the needs of his old tenement neighborhood. Rocky becomes a hero to a gang of teenaged boys (played by Dead End Kids Billy Halop, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bobby Jordan and Bernard Punsley). Father Jerry despairs at this, asking Rocky to lay off so he can keep the kids on the straight and narrow. Then Rocky's crooked business associates George Bancroft and Humphrey Bogart attempt to end Father Jerry's radio campaign against the rackets by killing the priest. Rocky (whose cynical outlook on life has been softened by his romance with true-blue Anne Sheridan) shoots them down and takes it on the lam. Arrested and convicted of murder, Rocky sits smugly on death row, fully intending to go to the chair with a smile on his face. A few moments before the execution, Father Jerry pleads with Rocky to "turn yellow" so that the tenement kids will despise his memory.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/2021
UPC: 0883929778072
Original Release: 1938
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 3,176

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Rocky Sullivan
Pat O'Brien Rev. Jerry Connolly
Humphrey Bogart James Frazier
Ann Sheridan Laury Ferguson
George Bancroft Mac Keefer
Billy Halop Soapy
Bobby Jordan Swing
Leo Gorcey Bim
Gabriel Dell Pasty
Huntz Hall Crab
Bernard Punsly Hunky
Edward Pawley Guard Edwards
Adrian Morris Blackie
Frankie Burke Rocky (as a boy)
Marilyn Knowlden Laury as a Girl
Sidney Bracey Actor
Eddie Brian Newsboy
Sonny Bupp Actor
Brian Burke Convict
Joe Cunningham Managing Editor
Dead End Kids Actor
John Dilson Chronicle Editor
Joseph Downing Steve
Earl Gunn Actor
Frank S. Hagney Actor
John Harron Sharpies
Dutch Hendrian Actor
Ben Hendricks Guard
Dan Jesse Actor
Donald Kerr Actor
Al Lloyd Actor
Alexander Lockwood Actor
Vince Lombardi Actor
Charles Marsh Actor
John Marston Well Dressed Man
Billy McClain Janitor
Roger McGee Actor
Carlyle Moore Reporter
Jack Mower Detective
Ted Offenbecker Older Boy in Poolroom
Emory Parnell Actor
Lee Phelps Actor
Jeffrey Sayre Actor
Jack C. Smith Railroad Guard
George Sorel Headwaiter
James Spottswood Record Editor
A.W. Sweatt Boy
George Taylor Actor
William Tracy Jerry as a Boy
Dick Wessel Actor
Lotta Williams Woman
Dan Wolheim Actor
Jack Goodrich Reporter (uncredited)
Claude Wisberg Hanger-On
Galan Galt Policemen at Call-Box
William Crowell Whimpering Convict
Harris Berger Basketball Captain
Lane Chandler Guard
Frank Coghlan Boy in Poolroom
Joe Devlin Gangster
David Durand Boy in Poolroom
Earl Dwire Priest
William Edmunds Italian Storekeeper
James Farley Railroad Yard Watchman
Mary Gordon Mrs. Patrick McGee
John Hamilton Police Captain
Harry Hayden Pharmacist
Thomas E. Jackson Press City Editor
Vera Lewis Soapy's Mother
Wilfred Lucas Police officer
Wilbur Mack Croupier
Belle Mitchell Mrs. Maggione
Pat O'Malley Railroad guard
Oscar O'Shea Guard Kennedy
William Pawley Bugs the Gunman
Jack Perrin Death Row Guard
Theodore Rand Gunman
Dick Rich Gangster
Ralph Sanford City Editor, Press
Chuck Stubbs Red
Charles Sullivan Gunman
Elliott Sullivan Police Officer
Charles Trowbridge Norton J. White, Press Editor
Poppy Wilde Girl at gaming table
Charles Wilson Buckley, the Police Chief
William Worthington Warden
Steven Darrell Gangster
Al Hill Actor
Robert E. Homans Policeman
George Offerman Adult boy

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
Sam Bischoff Producer
Everett A. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Rowland Brown Screenwriter
Warren B. Duff Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Owen Marks Editor
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Sol Polito Cinematographer
Sherry Shourds Asst. Director
Max Steiner Score Composer
Perc Westmore Makeup
John Wexley Screenwriter

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