It's why, when asked to name the greatest actor, more folks say "George Clooney" or "Brad Pitt" than "Humphrey Bogart" or "Jimmy Cagney
"The book employs no end of snappy dialogue straight out of a Jimmy Cagney
movie, but the device can't save it from its meandering, distracted plot....A frantically comic tale of guys and dolls that shoots and just misses."
Doctorow's novel, notable for Forman's ability to persuade his aging Connecticut neighbor Jimmy Cagney
to end 20 years of retirement and play the corrupt police commissioner, also was a disappointment.
It is the stuff of a hundred backstage dramas, up-from-the-streets fictions and show-business biopics, going back to John Garfield and Jimmy Cagney
Depression dramas, through Busby Berkeley to The Jazz Singer .
Wins first Emmy for directing 1980's "The Kennedy Center Honors," celebrating Leonard Bernstein, Jimmy Cagney
and Lynn Fontanne, among others.
"You dirty rats!" Jimmy Cagney
walking down Buffalo Avenue.
"It would have been all those old film stars because I'm mad on them, Humphrey Bogart and Jimmy Cagney
, and all those old gangsters, because I love those old films.
It may not have the cinematic impact of Jimmy Cagney
's deranged and dangerous Cody Jarrett shouting "Made it Ma!
After he and Tolson watch Jimmy Cagney
in 1931's Public Enemy, he begins a campaign to encourage movies that celebrate law enforcers rather than criminals.
"Residents and guests could watch Jimmy Cagney
hoof in Yankee Doodle Dandy, while they talked about the memorabilia in this hands-on environment
But she didn't appear on screen under her own name until Jimmy Cagney
picked her for a part in Short Cut To Hell in 1957.
He didn't play like a player.) Jack, on the other hand, puffed large cigars and looked like Jimmy Cagney