Favorite Actors: James Cagney

One of my all time favorites - here's a list of Cagney films I've reviewed on the IMDb, offered in IMDb ranking order.
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1.
White Heat (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn. (114 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ Made it Ma, top of the world! ” - classicsoncall
 
2.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ You know you cost me a lot of prayer. ” - classicsoncall
 
3.
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I. (106 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ I'm lookin' for some excitement, there's a lull in the joint. ” - classicsoncall
 
4.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan. (126 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ We'll make this whole theatrical business sit up and holler for help! ” - classicsoncall
 
5.
Footlight Parade (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses. (104 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ They deliver the show in tin cans and we got nothing to worry about. ” - classicsoncall
 
6.
The Public Enemy (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war. (83 mins.)
“ Remember this boys, you gotta have friends. ” - classicsoncall
 
7.
The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Quick tempered but likable Biff Grimes falls for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her. (99 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ Do me a favor and tie that bull outside. ” - classicsoncall
 
8.
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A corrupt D.A. with governatorial ambitions is annoyed by an investigative reporter's criticism of his criminal activities and decides to frame the reporter for manslaughter in order to silence him. (92 mins.)
“ Learnin' kind of fast, ain't ya mug? ” - classicsoncall
 
9.
The Millionaire (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A millionaire automaker retires upon the advice of his doctor, but becomes so bored he buys half interest in a gas station and works it on the sly. (80 mins.)
Director: John G. Adolfi
“ A retired man hasn't any paradise... ” - classicsoncall
 
10.
Ragtime (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City. (155 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ The only freedom he's got left is how to die. ” - classicsoncall
 
11.
City for Conquest (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together. (104 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
“ Every day the big parade comes in shaking their faces... ” - classicsoncall
 
12.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom. (122 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Whoever I am kiddo, I'm what makes you tick... ” - classicsoncall
 
13.
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death. (122 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
“ I've got a box full of faces Gert, a whole box full! ” - classicsoncall
 
14.
'G' Men (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers... (85 mins.)
“ It's the big daddy of G-Men pictures! ” - classicsoncall
 
15.
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Starting with a violent prison break, clever, ruthless Ralph Cotter corrupts everyone around him. (102 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
“ We got you here Charlie, to tell you you've just been signed by our ball club... ” - classicsoncall
 
16.
Jimmy the Gent (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An unpolished racketeer, whose racket is finding heirs for unclaimed fortunes, affects ethics and tea-drinking manners to win back the sweetheart who now works for his seemingly upright competitor. (67 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ There's only two kinds o' guys in business, those who get caught and those who don't. ” - classicsoncall
 
17.
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader. (92 mins.)
“ One of you is gonna get married and the other one is goin' to jail, so you really got a lot in common. ” - classicsoncall
 
18.
Blonde Crazy (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Adventures of a cocky con man and his glamorous accomplice. (79 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ With my ideas and your looks, we could trim the world. ” - classicsoncall
 
19.
Picture Snatcher (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia... (77 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ In my opinion, modern journalism has descended to a deplorable level. ” - classicsoncall
 
20.
Come Fill the Cup (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After... (113 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
“ Heaven takes care of drunks and children. ” - classicsoncall
 
21.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia... (133 mins.)
“ What fools these mortals be! ” - classicsoncall
 
22.
The Mayor of Hell (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided... (90 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ Excuse me boss, I ain't no lawyer, I can't talk without thinking. ” - classicsoncall
 
23.
13 Rue Madeleine (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When spy chief Bob Sharkey finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent, his strategic decision not to arrest him results in tragedy. (95 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ I concede nothing, until they throw dirt in my face. ” - classicsoncall
 
24.
Hard to Handle (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money... (78 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Never let a snake bite ya' twice. ” - classicsoncall
 
25.
Torrid Zone (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Plagued by revolutionaries that harass his plantation in a banana republic, fruit company exec Steve Case rehires former nemesis Nick Butler to restore order and profits. (88 mins.)
“ Mister, the stork that brought you must have been a vulture. ” - classicsoncall
 
26.
Smart Money (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel. (81 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
“ Mr. Nick, you sure is one lucky white man. ” - classicsoncall
 
27.
The Seven Little Foys (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road. (93 mins.)
“ You only learned to count to seven so you could keep track of us. ” - classicsoncall
 
28.
These Wilder Years (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Middleaged man tries to find a son that was given to an orphanage many years ago. (91 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
“ Some things you can never pay for. ” - classicsoncall
 
29.
The St. Louis Kid (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Trucker Eddie Kennedy gets involved with the law when he has an car accident with Ann Reid and knocks the owner of a dairy out... (67 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
“ Somebody ought to talk to him like a mother. ” - classicsoncall
 
30.
Run for Cover (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop are shot at by the sheriff and his posse but they are cleared and hired as lawmen. (93 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ Lots of fellas live and die without ever having to find out how much of a man they are. ” - classicsoncall
 
31.
Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
With no law within 200 miles horse rancher Jeremy Rodak runs his spread with an iron hand and deals with rustlers even more ruthlessly. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ You let one buzzard live and he'll pick your bones clean. ” - classicsoncall
 
32.
Taxi! (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Independent cab drivers struggling against a taxi company consortium find a leader in Matt Nolan. (69 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ I'll knock her nose around her ear! ” - classicsoncall
 
33.
Other Men's Women (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife. (71 mins.)
“ Now get this straight, when a guy is a pal o' mine, I don't play around with his wife. ” - classicsoncall
 
34.
The Doorway to Hell (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the various gangs in Chicago so that the mugs will not liquidate each other... (78 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ You were safe in jail, now it's just too bad. ” - classicsoncall
 
35.
Captains of the Clouds (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Inspired by Churcill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers. (114 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ He's a good pilot, but he can't explain how he does it. ” - classicsoncall
 
36.
Here Comes the Navy (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism. (87 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ Holy smoke, look at the trim lines on that destroyer! ” - classicsoncall
 
37.
The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw... (85 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ I haven't done anything, except kill a lot of coyotes in self defense, if you want to put it in law talk. ” - classicsoncall
 
38.
Sinners' Holiday (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp)... (60 mins.)
Director: John G. Adolfi
“ Give 'em a quick flash girls, give 'em a quick flash... ” - classicsoncall
 
39.
Terrible Joe Moran (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound, former boxer deals with his long estranged granddaughter whom is seeking financial help for her writing career and helping her loser boyfriend get out of debt with the local mob. (120 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
“ The thing is, you can come from nothing, and be something. ” - classicsoncall
 
40.
The Time of Your Life (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A wide variety of persons come into Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time. (109 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
“ Come in and be yourself. ” - classicsoncall
 
41.
The Crowd Roars (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Sports car racer becomes overprotective of his brother when he decides to become a racer as well. (85 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ You can't take the roar of the crowd and cash in on it. ” - classicsoncall
 
42.
Great Guy (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The adventures of an investigator (Cagney) for the Bureau of Weights and Measures. (75 mins.)
“ With you, everything's a racket. ” - classicsoncall
 
43.
What Price Glory (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The wartime romantic misadventures of Captain Flagg, commander of a company of US Marines in 1918 France. (111 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ It's a lousy war kid, but it's the only one we've got. ” - classicsoncall
 
44.
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making? (88 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ You name it, he's got it! ” - classicsoncall
 
45.
He Was Her Man (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Dan Curly sends two hitmen to kill double-crossing Flicker Hayes, who retreats to a small village with ex-prostitute Rose to hide. (70 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ All right, let's have some steam! ” - classicsoncall
 
46.
Blood on the Sun (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination. (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ We've got jobs to do, nobody gave them to us but they've got to be done. ” - classicsoncall
 
47.
Frisco Kid (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast. (77 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ ... he who digs a grave for somebody else, usually falls in himself. ” - classicsoncall
 
48.
The Irish in Us (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The family consists of Pat, the cop, Mike the fireman, Danny the boxing promoter and Ma. Pat wants Danny to get a real job... (84 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ Of course, I don't look so good with my clothes on. ” - classicsoncall
 
49.
Winner Take All (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Young boxer Jim Kane, resting at a New Mexico "health ranch," meets and falls for Peggy Harmon, former nightclub table singer... (66 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ Wait'll some guy lays a stiff right hand on that new beak and it'll spread like ice cream in August. ” - classicsoncall