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The Public Enemy

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The Public Enemy (1931), starring James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke

Synopsis of The Public Enemy

In The Public Enemy, Oscar-winner James Cagney (“Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Angels with Dirty Faces“) became a superstar with his gritty performance as a prohibition-era Irish-American street punk who tries to make it big in Chicago’s organized crime world. Features the famous grapefruit-in-your-face scene with co-star Mae Clark (“Frankenstein“). Co-starring the original Blonde Bombshell, Jean Harlow (“Dinner at Eight“). Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

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Love Me or Leave Me

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Love Me or Leave Me (1955), starring Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith, Tom Tully

Synopsis of Love Me or Leave Me

Love Me or Leave Me is a fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

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The Time of Your Life

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The Time of Your Life (1948) starring James Cagney, William Bendix, Wayne Morris

The Time of Your Life is a very interesting, very different movie. It involves a small central cast who sit and watch, and occasionally comment, on the various people who come in and out of a bar. Some people have compared it to the television series Cheers but other than the setting, the two really don’t have anything in common. The Time of Your Life is frankly more like Seinfeld — the comedy that seemingly doesn’t have a plot, and simply showcases the lives of the various characters. If anything, The Time of Your Life is better, because we actually get to see glimpses of the stories of the various secondary characters, which are compelling.  And for other characters — we don’t.

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The Seven Little Foys [Bob Hope]

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Movie review of The Seven Little Foys, starring Bob Hope as Eddie Foy, the star of vaudeville who has been absent from his children’s lives … until his wife dies, and he’s now forced to be a real ‘father’ in every sense of that word … and how Eddie and his children develop mutual love for each other, and how he struggles to work them into his act.   A wonderful film, very funny and very touching, often at the same time.

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