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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... See more »

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Cody Jarrett
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Verna Jarrett
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Hank Fallon aka Vic Pardo
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Ma Jarrett
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Big Ed Somers
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Philip Evans
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Cotton Valletti
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The Trader aka Winston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joel Allen ...
Operative (uncredited)
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Cashier (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
Marshall Bradford ...
Chief of Police (uncredited)
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Convict (uncredited)
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Motorist at Gas Station (uncredited)
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Agent at Directional Map (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge ...
Car-Hop at Drive-In Theatre (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
Leo Cleary ...
Railroad Fireman (uncredited)
Fred Coby ...
Happy Taylor (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ...
Court Officer (uncredited)
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The Reader (uncredited)
Bing Conley ...
Convict (uncredited)
Garrett Craig ...
Ted Clark (uncredited)
Herschel Daugherty ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Fern Eggen ...
Margaret Baxter (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ...
Plant Detective (uncredited)
Art Foster ...
Guard (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ...
Lefeld (uncredited)
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Oil Refinery Payroll Guard (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ...
Detective (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ...
Convict (uncredited)
Buddy Gorman ...
Vendor at Drive-in (uncredited)
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Roy Parker (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ...
Court Clerk (uncredited)
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Foreman (uncredited)
Jack Henderson ...
Convict (uncredited)
Clarence Hennecke ...
Small Role (uncredited)
Perry Ivins ...
Dr. Simpson (uncredited)
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Prison Guard (uncredited)
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Het Kohler (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Convict (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ...
Convict (uncredited)
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Man with Microphone in Back Seat of Car (uncredited)
DeForrest Lawrence ...
Jim Donovan (uncredited)
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Russ (uncredited)
Murray Leonard ...
Engineer (uncredited)
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Bo Creel (uncredited)
Larry McGrath ...
Clocker (uncredited)
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Psychiatrist #2 (uncredited)
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Russell Hughes (uncredited)
Art Miles ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Ernie (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ...
Russ Hughes (uncredited)
Terry O'Sullivan ...
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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Tommy Ryley (uncredited)
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Willie Rolf (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Convict (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Prison Tower Guard (uncredited)
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T-Man (uncredited)
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T-Man Driving Car C (uncredited)
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Zuckie Hommell (uncredited)
Joey Ray ...
T-Man (uncredited)
Anthony Redondo ...
Convict (uncredited)
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Dr. Harris (uncredited)
John Rice ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Convict (uncredited)
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Plant Detective (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ...
Old Man (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Convict (uncredited)
George Spaulding ...
Judge (uncredited)
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Prison Infirmary Guard (uncredited)
George Taylor ...
Police Surgeon at Tahoe Morgue (uncredited)
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Big Convict (uncredited)
Jim Toney ...
Brakeman (uncredited)
Sid Troy ...
Convict (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ...
Jerry - The Reader's Lawyer (uncredited)
Jack Worth ...
Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Raoul Walsh

Written by

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Ivan Goff ... (screen play) and
Ben Roberts ... (screen play)
 
Virginia Kellogg ... (suggested by a story by)

Produced by

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Louis F. Edelman ... producer

Music by

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Max Steiner

Cinematography by

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Sidney Hickox ... director of photography (as Sid Hickox)

Film Editing by

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Owen Marks ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Edward Carrere

Set Decoration by

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Fred M. MacLean

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist
Edwin Allen ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gertrude Wheeler ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Russell Saunders ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Leslie G. Hewitt ... sound

Special Effects by

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Roy Davidson ... special effects director
Hans F. Koenekamp ... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)

Stunts

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Audrey Scott ... stunt double: Virginia Mayo (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Frank Bjerring ... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Burnett ... gaffer (uncredited)
Mike Joyce ... camera operator (uncredited)
Dudie Maschmeyer ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Leah Rhodes ... wardrobe
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Murray Cutter ... orchestrator

Other crew

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Irva Mae Ross ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines James Cagney Is Red Hot In "White Heat"! See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'enfer est à lui (France)
  • Maschinenpistolen (Germany)
  • Al rojo vivo (Spain)
  • Roent (Spain, Catalan title)
  • O megalos amartolos (Greece)
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  • 114 min
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Trivia The character of Cody Jarrett was based on New York murderer Francis Crowley, who engaged in a pitched battle with police in the spring of 1931 at the age of 18. Murdered on January 21, 1932, his last words were: "Send my love to my mother." See more »
Goofs In two different scenes, police cars pass in front of the same supermarket, though one scene is supposed to be in Los Angeles and the other in Illinois. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982). See more »
Soundtracks Five O'Clock Whistle See more »
Quotes Cody Jarrett: Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
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