Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) Poster


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Version of 

Asero (1995)

Remade as 

Ram Jaane (1995)
Asero (1995)

Edited from 

The Public Enemy (1931)
alternate angle of the gangsters bombing a storefront reused

Edited into 

The Roaring Twenties (1939)
footage from this of Cagney shooting pistol and gangsters bombing a store are used in a montage
Tear Gas Squad (1940)
brief clip of James Cagney on fire escape is used in opening montage


Dead End (1937)
Opening credits introduce Billy Halop through Bernard Punsley as "The 'Dead End' Kids"

Referenced in 

Crime School (1938)
Also uses 'The Dead End Kind'
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Also uses 'The Dead End Kind'
Hell's Kitchen (1939)
Also uses 'The Dead End Kind'
Angels Wash Their Faces (1939)
Also uses 'The Dead End Kind'
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
A character carries a sign advertising this film.
One, Two, Three (1961)
Red Button's does the Rocky shoulder hitch while imitating Cagney.
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: James Cagney (1961) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of James Cagney's filmography.
M*A*S*H: The Moose (1972) (TV Episode)
Alan Alda's character looking at that kid says "The Dead End Kids in Korea"
Dad's Army: The Recruit (1973) (TV Episode)
Pike attempts to compare this film to Sergeant Wilson's actions.
The Front Page (1974)
Hildy says "What do you know? What do you say?".
M*A*S*H: Captains Outrageous (1979) (TV Episode)
Potter says they look those Dead End Kids
Manhunter (1986)
Freddy Lounds says "What do you hear? What do you say?".
Mama's Family: Now Hear This (1989) (TV Episode)
Mama mentions a James Cagney movie where he is heading to the electric chair
One Foot in the Grave: Who's Listening (1990) (TV Episode)
Requested by Victor at the video shop.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Mr. White's line is paraphrased from Rocky Sullivan (James Cagney) - "You slap me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize."
Angels with Sticky Faces (1992) (Video)
title reference
Cracker: One Day a Lemming Will Fly: Part 1 (1993) (TV Episode)
Fitz and his wife discuss the film's ending.
Cracker: True Romance: Part 1 (1995) (TV Episode)
Fitz mentions Cagney's smile at his electrocution.
Sleepers (1996)
The Sopranos: The Happy Wanderer (2000) (TV Episode)
When Paulie first walks into the party, he does his best James Cagney imitation, and says "Whadda ya hear? Whadda ya say?"
'White Christmas': A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney (2000) (Video)
Referenced by name
Titans: Angels with Dirty Minds (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Backflash (2001) (Video)
The Majestic (2001)
Carrey gives the studio guard a reverse variation of Cagney's line, "Whaddya hear? Whaddya say?" (Carrey asks, "Whaddya say? Whaddya know?")
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
dialogue quoted
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
The Roaring Twenties: The World Moves On (2005) (Video)
Poster shown.
Angels with Dirty Spaces (2007) (Short)
title reference
The Simpsons: I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (2007) (TV Episode)
Marge watches the film A KISS BEFORE FRYING which features the very Cagneyesque inmate Johnny Stabbo being electrocuted.
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Hollywood Mouth (2008)
Publicity item is shown.
A School Story (2009) (Short)
mentioned as a movie to watch
Public Enemies (2009)
Baby Face Nelson gives an impersonation of Cagney's line, ""Whaddya hear, whaddya say", from this movie.
Engel mit schmutzigen Flügeln (2009)
title reference
The Ministers (2009)
on movie marquee
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.125 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $25,000 question
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Photograph of James Cagney is shown.
L.A. Noire (2011) (Video Game)
One of the 50 gold film reels you can find.
NCIS: Nature of the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo
Calvary (2014)
The male prostitute's "Whadda ya hear, whadda ya say, Father?" schtick is based on James Cagney's Rocky Sullivan character.
Lilyhammer: Tiger Boy (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Johnny.
Black Mass (2015)
While based on true events, both films revolve around a federal agent and a gangster who both grew up in the same neighborhood together as close friends.
Baby Driver (2017)
The film's ending was partially inspired by this film, as both feature criminals taking responsibility for their actions and being willing to face the consequences.
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Wax figures of James Cagney and Pat O'Brien are shown.

Featured in 

Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) (TV Movie)
Cagney slaps a dirty faced angel
Hollywood and the Stars: The Man Called Bogart (1963) (TV Episode)
Shot by Cagney
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney (1974) (TV Special)
Scene with Cagney holding gun on Pat O'Brien scene
James Cagney: Top of the World (1992) (TV Movie)
Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) (Video)
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
Murder in a Small Town (1999) (TV Movie)
Playing at the movie theater in the first scene.
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) (Video)
Clips shown.
Crossing Criminal Cultures (2007) (Video)
clips shown
The Brothers Warner (2007) (TV Movie)
film clip
The Business End: Violence in Cinema (2008) (Video)
Clips shown
Lilyhammer: Tiger Boy (2014) (TV Episode)
Johnny and the boy watch the film on TV.

Spoofed in 

Thugs with Dirty Mugs (1939) (Short)
Arabs with Dirty Fezzes (1939) (Short)
Home Alone (1990)
The film clip "Angels With Filthy Souls" is a spoof of this film.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Looniversity Daze (1990) (TV Episode)
Hamton and Buster spoof some of the movie's dialogue before he heads in the principal's office

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