James Cagney Films Of The 1930s by James L. NeibaurJames Cagney Films Of The 1930s by James L. Neibaur

James Cagney Films Of The 1930s

byJames L. Neibaur

Hardcover | October 3, 2014

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One of the biggest stars of the golden age of Hollywood, James Cagney appeared in more than sixty films throughout his career. In addition to starring in the classics White Heat, Mister Roberts, and One, Two, Three, Cagney received the Academy Award for his performance as George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy. From his debut in Sinner's Holiday to one of his many gangster portrayals in The Roaring Twenties, the actor appeared in more than thirty films of the 1930s. Though he started out in supporting roles, Cagney quickly became a leading man and by the end of the decade, he was a box-office star.In James Cagney Films of the 1930s, James L. Neibaur reviews the first decade of the great actor's work. A film-by-film look at Cagney's movies during this pivotal period, this book traces the actor's transition from a song-and-dance man on stage to a tough guy on screen. Although Cagney occasionally was able to deviate from studio typecasting-in such films as Footlight Parade and A Midsummer Night's Dream-his most notable roles were in gangster dramas like The Public Enemy and Angels with Dirty Faces. Throughout this book, Neibaur provides readers with plot summaries, production details, and critical and commercial reception of each film. For fans of the actor's work, James Cagney Films of the 1930s is an invaluable resource that will also appeal to anyone interested in movie-making during one of Hollywood's greatest eras.
James L. Neibaur is a film historian and educator who has written hundreds of articles, including more than forty essays in the Encyclopedia Britannica. He is the author of several books on film, including The Fall of Buster Keaton (2010), Chaplin at Keystone (2012), The Silent Films of Harry Langdon (2012), and The Charley Chase Talki...
Title:James Cagney Films Of The 1930sFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 9.24 × 6.41 × 0.88 inPublished:October 3, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442242191

ISBN - 13:9781442242197

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. From the Streets to the Stage2. Sinner's Holiday3. The Doorway to Hell4. Other Men's Women5. The Public Enemy6. The Millionaire7. Smart Money8. Blonde Crazy9. Taxi!10. The Crowd Roars11. Winner Take All12. Hard to Handle13. Picture Snatcher 14. The Mayor of Hell15. Footlight Parade 16. Lady Killer 17. Jimmy the Gent18. He Was Her Man19. Here Comes the Navy20. The St Louis Kid21. Devil Dogs of the Air22. G Men23. The Irish in Us24. A Midsummer Night's Dream 25. Frisco Kid26. Ceiling Zero 27. Great Guy 28. Something to Sing About29. Boy Meets Girl 30. Angels with Dirty Faces31. The Oklahoma Kid32. Each Dawn I Die33. The Roaring Twenties 34. Cagney after the Thirties BibliographyAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

The format of the book follows along the lines of most of Neibaur's other books in which he will take a classic Hollywood star and focus on a theme or an aspect/time of their career: ie. Clint Eastwood's westerns or Harry Langdon's silent comedies with a chapter dedicated to each film and a credits detailed list for each film. Each film is covered in detail tracing the films from a professional point of view. . . .[T]his is a good read and does effectively focus well on the career defining films of the decade.