Angels with Dirty Faces Overview:

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner and Samuel Bischoff.

SYNOPSIS

Cagney, Bogart, and O'Brien in one of the greatest of gangster melodramas. Two boyhood pals, now a parish priest and a hardened criminal, find themselves at odds when the thug returns to his old neighborhood. O'Brien already has his hands full keeping the Dead End Kids out of trouble and now that they idolize Cagney his good works may come to nothing. Unforgettable scene of Cagney on his way to the chair.

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Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJames CagneyNominated
Best DirectorMichael CurtizNominated
Best WritingRowland BrownNominated
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By L? on Jan 12, 2019 From Critica Retro

Anjos de Cara Suja (1938) / Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) N?s come?amos a moldar nosso futuro ainda na juventude. Os amigos Jerry e Rocky aprendem essa li??o do jeito mais dif?cil. Depois de roubarem canetas da carga de um trem, apenas Rocky ? pego, e ele pede que Jerry fique calado e simp... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #12: The Public Enemy (1931) and Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

By Carol Martinheira on Mar 9, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #12: The Public Enemy (1931) and Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) On March 9, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized James Cagney once said about acting, ?Learn your lines, find your mark, look ?em in the eye and tell ?em the truth.? And he did. That was the thing abo... Read full article


Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 31, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Whaddya hear, whaddya say ~ Jimmy Cagney as Rocky Sullivan If he hadn’t been on the stage and screen, it’s easy to get the sense that James Cagney, born and bred on the streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan could have easily been a gangster. And it’s true that in films like P... Read full article


Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 31, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Whaddya hear, whaddya say ~ Jimmy Cagney as Rocky Sullivan If he hadn’t been on the stage and screen, it’s easy to get the sense that James Cagney, born and bred on the streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan could have easily been a gangster. And it’s true that in films like P... Read full article


James Cagney and Pat O'Brien in Angels with Dirty Faces

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 19, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the friendship of Rocky Sullivan (James Cagney) and Jerry Conolly (Pat O'Brien) in Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), This article is part of the You Gotta Have Friends Blogathon hosted by Moon in Gemini. A gentle reminder that this article contains spoilers for a 78-year... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mac Keefer: Where's Frazier?
Rocky Sullivan: Where's that hundred grand?
Mac Keefer: You think we're gonna pay off huh?
Rocky Sullivan: Certainly. If I don't get that dough in three minutes, Frazier's gonna be splashed all over the best hideout in town.


Soapy: Hey! Call a fair game or I'll slap you right in the kisser!
Rocky Sullivan: You'll slap me? You slap me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize.


Rocky Sullivan: [on the phone to Mac] Mac, did I get you out of bed? Oh, I'm so sorry.
[to James]
Rocky Sullivan: I think he's sore.


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Facts about

Some segments of this movie were remade and modified for the feature film Home Alone and its sequel. In the two movies, Kevin watches them as "Angels with Filthy Souls" and "Angels with Even Filthier Souls".
An architect by the name of Lewis Pilcher designed the death house - it went into service in the early 1920s. The building is still there at Sing Sing. On Google Earth, zoom in on the prison, and look at the southwest corner by the river. The building with two wings and a diamond-shaped structure in the middle is the infamous structure.
Because of the controversy over gangster films, the film was banned outright in Denmark, China, Poland, Finland, and parts of Canada and Switzerland.
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