Torrid Zone

Torrid Zone

James Cagney
Director: William Keighley Cast: James Cagney
James Cagney
, Ann Sheridan
Ann Sheridan
, Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien
William Keighley




Torrid Zone star James Cagney once described the film as "The Front Page among the bananas." Indeed, the screenplay diligently follows the Front Page plot device of a tough boss (Pat O'Brien) pulling every underhanded trick in the book to keep his top man (Cagney) from quitting. This time the setting is a Central American plantation owned by O'Brien, which supervisor Cagney would dearly love to leave behind. Complicating the plot is a nightclub singer (Anne Sheridan) over whom O'Brien and Tracy do battle; a bored married woman (Helen Vinson) with eyes for Cagney; and a gang of Latino bandits, led by George Tobias (providing comic relief). What Torrid Zone lacked in originality it made up for in sheer energy.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/10/2018
UPC: 0888574661441
Original Release: 1940
Source: Warner Archives

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Nick Butler
Ann Sheridan Lee Donley
Pat O'Brien Steve Case
Andy Devine Wally Davis
Helen Vinson Gloria Anderson
Jerome Cowan Bob Anderson
George Tobias Rosario La Mata
George Reeves Sancho
Victor Kilian Carlos
Frank Puglia Rodriguez
John Ridgely Gardner
Grady Sutton Sam the Secretary
Paul Porcasi Garcia the Hotel Bar Proprietor
Frank Yaconelli Lopez
Dick Boteler Hemandez
Frank Mayo Shaffer
Jack Mower McNamara
Paul Hurst Daniels
George Regas Sergeant of Police
Elvira Sanchez Rita
Trevor Bardette First Policeman
Joe Dominguez Manuel
Ernesto Piedra Second Policeman
Rafael Storm Man
Wade Boteler Actor
Rafael Corio Man (uncredited)
George Humbert Hotel Manager
Manuel Lopez Chico
Don Orlando Employee
Tony Paton Charley

Technical Credits
William Keighley Director
William Cagney Producer
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Oliver S. Garretson Sound/Sound Designer
Byron Haskin Special Effects
Mark Hellinger Associate Producer
James Wong Howe Cinematographer
M. K. Jerome Songwriter
Jack Killifer Editor
H.F. Koenekamp Special Effects
Richard Macaulay Screenwriter
Jack Scholl Songwriter
Howard Shoup Costumes/Costume Designer
Ted Smith Art Director
Edward Thorne Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Wald Screenwriter
Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Jack L. Warner Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup

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