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.

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

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJames CagneyNominated
Best DirectorMichael CurtizNominated
Best WritingRowland BrownNominated
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Anjos de Cara Suja (1938) / Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

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

Rocky Sullivan: [to Jim Frazier] Look, I know you're a smart lawyer - very smart - but don't get smart with me.


Rocky Sullivan: No! I don't want to die! Oh, please! I don't want to die! Oh, please! Don't make me burn in hell. Oh, please let go of me! Please don't kill me! Oh, don't kill me, please!


Rocky Sullivan: Asking questions again, huh? Listen, someday you're gonna stick your nose, and you're gonna get something in it.
Bim: I only thought it was.
Rocky Sullivan: Shut up! Now, look, you don't know anything about this, see? Huh?
Bim: No, no. No, I don't know nothing.
Rocky Sullivan: But you do know what guys get who talk.


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 22, 1939 with James Cagney and Pat O'Brien reprising their film roles.
For years, viewers have wonder whether or not "Rocky" Sullivan (James Cagney) really turned yellow as he was being strapped into the electric chair. Some have wondered if he was faking it in order to keep his promise to Father Jerry. When asked about the scene years later, Cagney says he chose to play it in such a way so that the audience could make their own decisions as to whether or not he was faking.
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.
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