Another fun documentary from Warner, this one here taking a look at the
1939 film THE ROARING TWENTIES with James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart.
Martin Scorsese, Drew Casper, Eric Lax, Alain Silver and Lincoln Hurst
are among those interviewed who share their thoughts on the film in
question as well as give us details about the production. It's clear
that Cagney didn't want to do yet another gangster flick so we hear how
the director sold him on the idea. It's also clear that by this point
Bogart was growing tired of playing support to Cagney and everyone
else. We hear about the apparent good relationship between the two men
even if their opinions on acting were miles apart. Unlike some of the
other documentaries, this one here features quite a bit of Scorsese,
which fans such as myself are really going to enjoy. The director
shares his thoughts on the film, its director and of course the two
legendary actors. At just under 20-minutes this is a good companion
piece to the film but it's best to watch the movie first as there are
many spoilers included here.
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