Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:15:00 GMT | By Natasha Sporn and MSN Editors
30 best gangster films

White Heat - 1949



James Cagney stars as lead man Cody Jarrett (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
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  • Gangster Squad (© Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Edward Robinson stars (© Moviestore Collection/REX FEATURES)
  • Edward Woods, Murray Kinnell and James Cagney star (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak star (© c.Everett/REX Features)
  • James Cagney and Pat O'Brien star (© SNAP/REX Features)
  • Arthur Kennedy and Humphrey Bogart star (© C.Tavin/Everett/REX Features)
  • James Cagney stars as lead man Cody Jarrett (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
  • Starring Lee Marvin, Gloria Grahame and Glenn Ford (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
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James Cagney stars as deranged gang leader Cody Jarrett in this 1949 film directed by Raoul Walsh. After confessing to a shooting and being sent to jail, Pardo, an undercover agent is planted in Jarrett's cell. When Jarrett has served his time, he is released and immediately plans a heist on a chemical plant which Pardo tries to foil.

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