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White Heat (2005)

Virginia Mayo , Edmond O'brien , Raoul Walsh  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'brien, Margaret Wycherly
  • Directors: Raoul Walsh
  • Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
  • Producers: Louis F. Edelman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Closed-captioned, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006HBV3C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,643 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "White Heat" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Leonard Maltin Hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1949, with newsreel, comedy short "So You Think You're Not Guilty," cartoon "Homeless Hare," and theatrical trailers
  • New featurette: "White Heat: Top of the World"

Editorial Reviews

In his last role as a heartless gangster, James Cagney embarks on the prison break of a lifetime in this chilling tale that features one of the most riveting finales in movie history.

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
"White Heat" is unusual in that it is a genre film that is also widely considered to be film noir. It's immistakably a gangster film, yet it deviates from the conventions of that genre in that its main character, Cody Jarrett, is complex and introverted enough to be a noir protagonist. "White Heat" was masterfully directed by Raoul Walsh and features James Cagney in one of this most memorable gangster roles. Treasury Department investigator Philip Evans (John Archer) is hot on the trail of the notorious criminal Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) after the Jarrett gang has robbed a mail train, killing several people and making off with a substantial sum. In order to guarantee himself immunity from the multiple murder charge, Cody confesses to an out-of-state robbery that took place at the same time, for which he receives a couple of years in prison. But the Feds are wise to his scheme and place an undercover agent (Edmond O'Brien) in the cell with Cody, hoping to learn the identity of the person who launders money for the Jarrett gang.

The psychology of Cody Jarrett is the most striking aspect of "White Heat", and the element around which the story revolves. We are told by the federal investigators that Cody is actually "insane". He is bloodthirsty and so unstable that his pursuers fear that he will go completely off his head before they can learn anything from him. Cody also has a pathologically dependent relationship with his doting and equally ruthless mother, who is played to perfection by Margaret Wycherly. Cody is such an extreme personality that James Cagney's ability to make him completely believable is remarkable. The "good guy" undercover cop, Hank Fallon, is bland and submissive, which only increases our focus on Cody.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A PENETRATING FLASH POINT OF DIABOLICAL EXCITEMENT! January 27, 2005
By Nix Pix
Format:DVD
The intense character study of criminal insanity in Raoul Walsh's "White Heat" (1949) is most likely the other great Cagney performance that has endured the test of time in Warner's gangster genre. Cagney plays the psychotic and sadistic Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, a ruthless gang leader with a penchant for deriving pleasure from the affliction of pain. Plagued by torturous headaches and a mother fixation with Freud written all over it, Cody revels in murdering his wounded accomplice during a jail break. Cody's 'ma' (Margaret Whycherly) has allowed herself the luxury to forget that she's given birth to the criminal anti-Christ. Meanwhile, Cody's wife, Verna (Virginia Mayo) flaunts her sexuality to every man she meets while enduring the brutality and neglect of her unstable husband. This, of course, ends badly for all concerned. The plot thickens when a henchman plots an 'accident' for Cody, that is foiled when an undercover cop, Vic Pardo (Edmund O'Brien) inflitrates the gang. The finale of this barn-burner will justly go down as one of the greatest in all crime films, as Cody - betrayed and about to die, shouts triumphantly, "Made it, ma! Top of the world!" against the backdrop of a burning chemical plant. "White Heat" may have been a remake twice removed, but neither the 26' nor the 34' versions come close to the immediate panic and raw hysteria of this great film classic.

Warner's DVD exhibits exemplary image quality throughout. The gray scale is rich and nicely balanced with deep solid blacks, clean whites and fine distinctions of tonality. Fine details are fully realized, even during some of the darker scenes. Occasionally film grain and minor dirt and scratches appear but these will certainly not distract.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the film that ended the 40's with a bang. June 30, 1999
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Format:VHS Tape
I have seen White Heat numerous times and it never flags or fails. It's the swan song of Warner Brothers gangster films and is one of the wildest rides you can imagine. It's a heist film, with a twist and it comes in the form of a gangster so bent, so over the top, that no one has come close to it.No one is stupid enough to try. James Cagney plays Cody Jarrett, a ruthless gangster,killer,strong arm robber and mama's boy. His work is so compelling, so overwhelming and vicious that it stunned viewers in 1949 and followed Cagney for the rest of his career. Cagney loathed the success of the role, fearing that it overshadowed all of his other screen performances, which it did, for its successful portrayal of a lunatic force of nature. Cagney was an actor who could and did anything. Gangsters, screwball comedies, dramas, musicals, westerns, war films, and Shakespeare. To be typed as an insane killer, who could shoot trapped henchmen in a car trunk while munching on a chicken leg, while throwing off one liners,was not what he wanted to be remembered for, but watch White Heat and see if this work can be easily forgotten. White Heat's non-stop action, it's no nonsense propulsion is provided by a solid script, great character actors, and the perceptive eye of director Raoul Walsh. We find ourselves clearly rooting for a psychopathic killer, because most of the world he moves through is populated with nothing but thieves, backstabbers and robot like FBI agents who walk and talk like Hal 2000's. And check out the role of Fallon (Edmond O'Brien). It's a cunning performance and contributes to the overall weirdness of White Heat. No sense giving the ending away, but it did introduce audiences to the cataclysmic force of the atomic age in all it's craziness. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars No other actor can play a gangster like James Cagney
No other actor can play a gangster like James Cagney. If your a fan of 1930s/1940s hard hitting crime films this is one of the best. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Margaret Dempsey
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Cagney is over the top. A must see.
Published 21 days ago by Judith A. Boyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Cagney at his best in my opinion
An all time classic film, Cagney at his best in my opinion.
Published 2 months ago by MB01
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of Cagney's all time best gangster movies.
Published 2 months ago by Roger W. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Must see movie for black and white gangster movie fans like me. I...
A real classic. Must see movie for black and white gangster movie fans like me. I always did enjoy Cagney.
Published 2 months ago by Charles Hearne
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Cagney's greatest movies EVER! As well as one of the greatest...
One of the very best James Cagney & gangster movies ever made! Cagney's half crazy character is pretty funny at times even! This movie & Cagney's. A Man of a 1,000 Faces. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michael Mikulovsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Top of the World, Ma!
Sorry if my headline was predictable, I couldn't resist. I've watched this movie hundreds of times over the years, and enjoy it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by KP
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't remember this
I must have ordered this for my mom. I really can't remember the transaction but it must have been fine as neither one of us has complained about this. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Loretta Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars Does Not Get Any Better Than This
One of the true classic movies of all time. Jimmy Cagney at his very best. The DVD is simple, no great special features, no great package, but the movie is fantastic. Read more
Published 4 months ago by gch3
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
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Published 5 months ago by Glenn Louis Syktich
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