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James Cagney

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

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    I think that is his second best comedy after One, Two, Three
     
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  2. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

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    I wish yah was a wishing well so I could tie a bucket to yah and sink yah...

     
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  3. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

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    One of my faves... for that era, it's either him or Bogey... even past his youth, he was still pugnacious and supercilious in something like Mister Roberts...
     
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  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    One thing about him that Bogart couldn’t do was dance.
     
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  5. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

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    One of the greats. I even love Ragtime
     
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  6. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    ragtime ! great moment for mr. cagney!
     
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  7. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

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    Yeah I remember seeing that about ten years ago for the first time and being blown away by his screen presence. Everyone else is stiff as a board (Jean Harlow included), but Cagney just exploded. What must it have been like to see that film in 1931!
     
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  8. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Stiff acting ? 1931 was just a couple of years from the silent era..Cagney acting was so modern in comparison. Noticed the scene where he picks up Harlow ( with his buddy).. looks like Brian De Palma used that idea in his Scarface film.
     
  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    His grandkid asked him to make another film.
     
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  10. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

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    That's what I meant. They still thought they were making stage plays.
     
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  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Still haven’t seen Man Of Thousand Faces(1957).
     
  12. Solaresque

    Solaresque Forum Resident

    Great Guy is good.
     
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  13. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

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    Are you referring to Tribute to a Bad Man? I like that film though I haven't seen it in years.
     
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  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Bogart wore black attire ( typecast / baddie ).

    Cagney subsequently wrote a poem about HB saying he shouldn’t pick his nose while buying a new car. :)
     
  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Johnny Come Lately was excellent.
     
  16. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

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    Cagney, my main man..one of the greatest actors in movie history, whether playing a middle aged exec[One Two Three] a crazed gangster[White Heat] a cowboy[Oklahoma Kid] Mr.Cagney was great in whatever role he chose.
     
  17. NickySee

    NickySee NickyBoo

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    Was watching Love Me or Leave Last Night. By the time that movie came out "the Cagney persona" was on its last legs. His performance is a swan song of sorts to that unfiltered/pre-Code Hollywood bully learns a life lesson story.
    Believe that's really why he got the Oscar nod.
     
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  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    it's time for a James Cagney Blu-ray Box set...covering his entire output....or at least all the classics.
     
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    lest not forget "Each Dawn I Die"
     
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  20. MitchFlorida

    MitchFlorida Well-Known Member

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    Love Me or Leave Me with Doris Day.

    Oscar Award Nominee for Best Actor

    Better than 90 percent of his other films. Amazing performance!

    If you like Cagney, the chemistry between him and Doris Day is noteworthy.

     
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  21. fr in sc

    fr in sc Forum Resident

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    The Oklahoma Kid was the western Cagney made with HB; don't know why I kept thinking of Virginia City. And Cagney did look like a mushroom with his cowboy hat on!
     
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  22. YarRevenge

    YarRevenge Well-Known Member

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  23. jwoverho

    jwoverho Senior Member

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    A truly versatile artist: actor, dancer, singer. He could really do it all.

    I remember him getting a tribute at the Oscars around RAGTIME. As they brought him out in his wheelchair he was crying. A beautiful and touching moment, and a well deserved tribute for a legend.
     
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  24. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

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    i enjoy his gangster films
     
  25. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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    Love Cagney the tough guy. Such an electric, unpredictable screen presence. One of the all-time greats for sure.
    In the "to watch" pile, I have the pre-code Picture Snatcher (Lloyd Bacon 1933) which I borrowed from the library. Never seen it before.

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