Most Voted Titles With James Cagney


1. White Heat (1949)

Approved | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

Votes: 21,975

2. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti. Bligh proves to be a brutal tyrant and, after six pleasant months on Tahiti, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 17,184

3. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 16,779

4. One, Two, Three (1961)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy

8.0
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In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Votes: 15,972

5. The Public Enemy (1931)

83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

Votes: 14,336

6. Mister Roberts (1955)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 13,420 | Gross: $21.20M

7. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 11,757

8. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Votes: 10,036

9. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Votes: 7,047

10. Footlight Parade (1933)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 3,623

11. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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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.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Votes: 2,926

12. 'G' Men (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 2,882

13. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 2,547

14. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Quick-tempered yet likable Biff Grimes falls for the beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,465

15. The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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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.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 2,291

16. 13 Rue Madeleine (1946)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte, Frank Latimore

Votes: 2,249

17. Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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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.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft

Votes: 2,248

18. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

122 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 1,891

19. City for Conquest (1940)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Music, Sport

7.3
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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.

Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,687

20. The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Approved | 85 min | History, Western

6.4
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McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,641

21. Blood on the Sun (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery

Votes: 1,464

22. The Fighting 69th (1940)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.8
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Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn

Votes: 1,447

23. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.2
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

Votes: 1,319

24. Smart Money (1931)

81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 1,275

25. Lady Killer (1933)

TV-G | 76 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 1,271

26. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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Starting with a violent prison break, clever, ruthless Ralph Cotter corrupts everyone around him.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter, Ward Bond

Votes: 1,263

27. The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke

Votes: 1,164

28. Picture Snatcher (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Crime

7.1
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Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father, doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis, Alice White

Votes: 1,104

29. Jimmy the Gent (1934)

67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Allen Jenkins, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 1,104

30. Blonde Crazy (1931)

TV-G | 79 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern, Noel Francis

Votes: 1,081

31. The Mayor of Hell (1933)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Arthur Byron, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 1,073

32. Captains of the Clouds (1942)

Approved | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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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.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale

Votes: 1,071

33. Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.7
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With no law within 200 miles horse rancher Jeremy Rodak runs his spread with an iron hand and deals with rustlers even more ruthlessly.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Cagney, Don Dubbins, Stephen McNally, Irene Papas

Votes: 1,053

34. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,013

35. The Gallant Hours (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 994

36. Torrid Zone (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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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.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine

Votes: 992

37. The West Point Story (1950)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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A Broadway director helps the West Point cadets put on a show, aided by two lovely ladies and assorted complications.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Doris Day, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 943

38. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was ... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Amy Robach, Bianna Golodryga

Votes: 927

39. What Price Glory (1952)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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The wartime romantic misadventures of Captain Flagg, commander of a company of US Marines in 1918 France.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Cagney, Corinne Calvet, Dan Dailey, William Demarest

Votes: 925

40. Run for Cover (1955)

93 min | Western

6.7
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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.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 906

41. The Time of Your Life (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A wide variety of persons come into Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: James Cagney, William Bendix, Wayne Morris, Jeanne Cagney

Votes: 871

42. Taxi! (1932)

TV-G | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Independent cab drivers struggling against a taxi company consortium find a leader in Matt Nolan.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 864

43. Other Men's Women (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey, James Cagney

Votes: 847

44. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 844

45. Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)

111 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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In the 1920's Ireland, IRA members are being lead by the war mongering Dr. Sean Lenihan, as they fight oppressive British forces.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns

Votes: 840

46. The Crowd Roars (1932)

85 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Sports car racer becomes overprotective of his brother when he decides to become a racer as well.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Eric Linden

Votes: 783

47. Great Guy (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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The adventures of an investigator (Cagney) for the Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, James Burke, Edward Brophy

Votes: 694

48. The Doorway to Hell (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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. WIth the success of his leadership, Louie prospers, marries ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews

Votes: 673

49. Here Comes the Navy (1934)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Gloria Stuart, Frank McHugh

Votes: 621

50. These Wilder Years (1956)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

6.8
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Middleaged man tries to find a son that was given to an orphanage many years ago.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Betty Lou Keim

Votes: 618

51. Something to Sing About (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: James Cagney, Evelyn Daw, William Frawley, Mona Barrie

Votes: 595

52. Ceiling Zero (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, June Travis, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 506

53. Hard to Handle (1933)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Cagney, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 491

54. The Irish in Us (1935)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

6.2
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The family consists of Pat, the cop, Mike the fireman, Danny the boxing promoter and Ma. Pat wants Danny to get a real job, because most of his fighters end up in Polookaville and Pat wants... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Olivia de Havilland, Frank McHugh

Votes: 478

55. Boy Meets Girl (1938)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

6.1
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Two lazy screenwriters need a story for the studio's cowboy star. A studio waitress turns out to be pregnant. This gives them the idea for a movie about a cowboy and a baby. The waitress's ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Marie Wilson, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 469

56. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 467

57. A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.3
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A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, Warner Anderson

Votes: 443

58. Frisco Kid (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Romance

6.2
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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.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ricardo Cortez, Lili Damita

Votes: 362

59. He Was Her Man (1934)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Dan Curly sends two hitmen to kill double-crossing Flicker Hayes, who retreats to a small village with ex-prostitute Rose to hide.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Victor Jory, Frank Craven

Votes: 360

60. Sinners' Holiday (1930)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Romance

6.4
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Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Grant Withers, Lucille La Verne, Warren Hymer, James Cagney

Votes: 352

61. Winner Take All (1932)

Unrated | 66 min | Drama

6.2
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Young boxer Jim Kane, resting at a New Mexico "health ranch," meets and falls for Peggy Harmon, former nightclub table singer...who needs $600 more for her sickly son to stay in the place. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Marian Nixon, Guy Kibbee, Dickie Moore

Votes: 352

62. Come Fill the Cup (1951)

113 min | Drama

7.1
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Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Cagney, Phyllis Thaxter, Raymond Massey, James Gleason

Votes: 314

63. The St. Louis Kid (1934)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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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. He evades a penalty when he claims, that he had done it as an... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: James Cagney, Patricia Ellis, Allen Jenkins, Robert Barrat

Votes: 312

64. Starlift (1951)

103 min | Musical

6.0
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To impress a movie star, a U.S. Air Force pilot pretends he is soon to see combat. When his lie gets out, chaos ensues.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson

Votes: 296

65. The Millionaire (1931)

80 min | Drama, Comedy

7.3
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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.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Florence Arliss, David Manners, Evalyn Knapp

Votes: 296

66. Johnny Come Lately (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.8
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Newspaper man wanders about and helps older woman save her paper.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: James Cagney, Grace George, Marjorie Main, Marjorie Lord

Votes: 294

67. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 291

68. Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

6.1
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This movie follows an arrogant undisciplined stunt pilot (James Cagney) as he enters the Marines and becomes a disciplined pilot. Familiar faces of co-stars Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh and Margaret Lindsay add to the cast.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Margaret Lindsay, Frank McHugh

Votes: 277

69. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.5
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

Votes: 224

70. You, John Jones! (1943)

Unrated | 11 min | Short, Drama, War

6.5
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John Jones' daughter is rehearsing the Gettysburg Address in preparation for a school elocution when he is called away by an air raid alarm. He sits alone in the evening and contemplates ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sothern, Margaret O'Brien, Carey Wilson

Votes: 213

71. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 199

72. Never Steal Anything Small (1959)

94 min | Musical

6.1
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Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lederer | Stars: James Cagney, Shirley Jones, Roger Smith, Cara Williams

Votes: 194

73. Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)

Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western

4.9
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A Confederate spy takes the sheriff job in a lawless Union town where people are hostile to him and where a crooked saloon owner peddles rifles to the renegade Indians.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Howard Keel, Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 182

74. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 182

75. Short Cut to Hell (1957)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he ... See full summary »

Director: James Cagney | Stars: William Bishop, Robert Ivers, Georgann Johnson, Yvette Vickers

Votes: 171

76. Terrible Joe Moran (1984 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Cagney, Art Carney, Ellen Barkin, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 144

77. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney (1974 TV Special)

75 min | Documentary

5.3
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Actor James Cagney receives the Second Annual AFI Lifetime Achievment Award as co-workers pay tribute and clips from his films are shown.

Director: Bill Foster | Stars: James Cagney, Frank Sinatra, Mae Clarke, Doris Day

Votes: 141

78. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Jerry Colonna, Peter Leeds

Votes: 134

79. Hollywood Hobbies (1939)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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Two starstruck movie fans hire a tour guide and see a plethora of Hollywood stars.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Joyce Compton, Sally Payne, William 'Billy' Benedict, Milton Berle

Votes: 134

80. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Music

6.3
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A Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to dancer Fred Astaire by the AFI featuring highlights from his films and reminiscences from his co-workers.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Fred Astaire, David Niven, Mikhail Baryshnikov, James Cagney

Votes: 121

81. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 120

82. A Dream Comes True (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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One of the most well attended, exciting and energy driven Hollywood premiers within recent memory is for the film A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935). The story for this production began a ... See full summary »

Stars: Addison Richards, Ross Alexander, Binnie Barnes, Freddie Bartholomew

Votes: 119

83. A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio (1935)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Documentary

6.2
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This short first shows the audience the entrances of the major Hollywood studios, then visits the Warner Brothers/First National studio. We start at the casting office, then get to see ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: William Ray, Arthur Aylesworth, Busby Berkeley, James Cagney

Votes: 114

84. The 31st Annual Academy Awards (1959 TV Special)

100 min | Family

8.2
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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Nick Adams, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eddie Albert

Votes: 107

85. For Auld Lang Syne (1938)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Music

8.7
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James Cagney introduced himself and proceeded to identify the attending guests as they arrived at this benefit function, most of whom stepped up to a microphone to be interviewed on the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Barrymore, Freddie Bartholomew, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney

Votes: 87

86. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

8.4
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Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.

Stars: Robert Carson, Robert Shayne, George Conrad, John Close

Votes: 76

87. Breakdowns of 1936 (1936)

9 min | Short, Comedy

8.1
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A short containing a compilation of outtakes taken from films shot in 1936.

Stars: Ross Alexander, Humphrey Bogart, George Brent, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 75

88. A Backyard Story (2010)

70 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Falk Schultz | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Tyron Watzinger, Cosma Dujat, Ralf Bode

Votes: 70

89. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 65

90. Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 1 (1936)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

9.3
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Viewers are provided a visit to Ken Maynard's private circus; Bette Davis poses for her portrait; Frank McHugh plays with his children; a visit to the West Side Tennis Club affords glimpses of many stars.

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Virginia Bruce, James Cagney, Lili Damita, Bette Davis

Votes: 60

91. How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots' (1931)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

5.8
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Golfer Bobby Jones and a few actors are on the golf course waiting for the director to arrive so they can film Jones' latest instructional short. To fill the time, he answers the actors' questions and demonstrates some practice shots.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bobby Jones, O.B. Keeler, Anthony Bushell, James Cagney

Votes: 56

92. Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee (1978 TV Special)

120 min | History, Music

8.7
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Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Raquel Welch, Chevy Chase, Monty Hall

Votes: 51

93. The 28th Annual Academy Awards (1956 TV Special)

Family

5.6
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A bonus of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences is the American Film Awards created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their ... See full summary »

Directors: George Seaton, Bill Bennington, Dick Schneider | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jerry Lewis, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 49

94. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1980 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, Art Buchwald

Votes: 48

95. The Ballad of Smokey the Bear (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: James Cagney, Herb Duncan, Rose Marie Jun, William Marine

Votes: 29

96. The Christophers (1952– )

30 min

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Stars: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Dean Jagger, Dolores Hope

Votes: 26

97. James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy (1981 TV Movie)

71 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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Documentary about the actor James Cagney with interviews with him, Donald O'Connor and Pat O'Brian.

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: James Cagney, Treat Williams, Milos Forman, Norman Mailer

Votes: 25

98. Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Stars: Robert Armstrong, Johnny Arthur, Busby Berkeley, Joan Blondell

Votes: 22

99. Battle Stations (1944)

10 min | Documentary, War, Short

5.1
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Documentary short film revealing the replacement of Coast Guardsmen on domestic shore duty by women from the Coast Guard's women's detachment, the SPARS, during World War II.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: James Cagney, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 16

100. The Road to the Wall (1962)

33 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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A brief summary on Comumunism, its origins with Marx, passing through two world wars which leads all the way to the Berlin Wall. Oscar nominated documentary narrated by James Cagney.

Star: James Cagney

Votes: 13