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.
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?
When the evil Ma Jarrett (Margaret Wycherly) visits Cody (James Cagney) in prison, she's wearing an incongruous costume: a dress with a pattern of little hearts. See more
At the motel Cody says to his wife and his Ma, "We'll leave the sedan, that's the car they've be look-in' for.... I'll get the coupe", but the gang doesn't have any coupes. The Mercury they leave in is a sedan too. See more
I told you to keep away from that radio. If that battery is dead it'll have company.
Also Available in a Colorized Version. See more
Referenced in L.A. Noire
Five O'Clock Whistle
Music by Josef Myrow
, Kim Gannon
& Gene Irwin
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