Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma,' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical plant. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Pick up the pieces folks, Jimmy's in action again!
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Did You Know?
It was James Cagney
himself who had the idea of making Cody psychotic. Cagney attributed his performance to his father's alcoholic rages, which he had witnessed as a child, as well as someone that he had seen on a visit to a mental hospital. See more
When the gang is leaving the hideout on the way to rob the refinery, the shadow of a camera can be seen on the side of the gas tanker as it pulls onto the road. See more
It's always "somebody tipped them." Never "the cops are smart."
Spoofed in Hoodwinked!
Five O'Clock Whistle
Music by Josef Myrow
, Kim Gannon
& Gene Irwin
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