White Heat (1949) 1080p YIFY Movie

White Heat (1949) 1080p

White Heat is a movie starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, and Edmond O'Brien. A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after...

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  • Genre: Action | Crime
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.16G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 114
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 6 / 10

The Synopsis for White Heat (1949) 1080p

Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma,' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical plant.


The Director and Players for White Heat (1949) 1080p

[Director]Raoul Walsh
[Role:]Margaret Wycherly
[Role:]Virginia Mayo
[Role:]James Cagney
[Role:]Edmond O'Brien


The Reviews for White Heat (1949) 1080p


It ain't subtle, but it's highly entertaining.Reviewed byMartinHaferVote: 7/10

After a long absence from gangster films, Jimmy Cagney returned in WHITE HEAT. However, it's not just a typical gangster film as Cagney plays one of the craziest killers in film history--and the final product is incredibly entertaining.

Cagney plays a combination momma's boy and antisocial killing machine. What makes this more interesting is his unusually close relationship with his mother--who follows him as he goes on bank jobs around the country. While he has a girlfriend (Virginia Mayo), he's so attached to Mom that he cannot live without her. Heck, I almost expected to see him in bed with her--they were that close and it was very creepy. It was like Freud's idea of the Oedipal Complex except Cagney DID succeed in seducing and capturing his mother! Later in the film, Cagney's mother is killed--after which, Cagney becomes a lot more imbalanced. In addition to this, he has periodic blinding headaches and it's almost comical to see him writhing in pain one minute and blasting some guy for practically no reason the next!

After this gang evades the police for some time, a special agent (Edmund O'Brien) insinuates himself into the gang--becoming a trusted friend of Cagney in the process. Eventually, of course, the gang is captured and Cagney is confronted by a bazillion law enforcement officers in the most spectacular ending of any film noir picture in history. You just have to see it to believe it!

Overall, a great script with lots of interesting psychological components. While Cagney's performance isn't the lest bit subtle, it certainly is very entertaining. For any lover of noir, this is a must-see and one of the most memorable films in movie history.

James Cagney's performance is amazingReviewed bybregundVote: 10/10

Though the acting in this film is excellent all around, Cagney steals the show. His performance is good not just because he was an excellent actor, but because he knew just how far to take the role of Cody without appearing cartoonish. He spends much of the film stomping around like a petulant, angry little boy, but then he surprises with a few moments of gentle reminiscing about his mother. His command of the role is remarkable because he seems to know the character so well that he becomes Cody; I think this is the ultimate statement about an actor's skills because you forget that he's acting. His every expression, roll of his eyes, sneer, maniacal laugh, howl of anger or glee, these things came from his heart. The scene where Cagney walks out of the house eating a drumstick and casually ventilating the trunk of the car with his gun is something that Tarentino might have used fifty years later. And I doubt that anyone could fail to see how deeply he loved his mother after his wail of despair when he learns of her death. His stunned disbelief at learning Fallon is a cop practically leaps off the screen: "I treated him like a kid brother." It's a wretched scene. It's hard to believe this is the same actor who made such impossible dance moves in "Yankee Doodle Dandy". James Cagney was a remarkable actor. I doubt that any contemporary actor ever possessed the same kind of intensity. James Caan was once this intense a long time ago.

Virginia Mayo is radiant, whether being treacherous or purring like a kitten as it suits her plans. Cody doesn't really care for her, even when he's carrying her piggyback around the house. It seems warm and light-hearted, but she'll never take the place of dear old mom, and she knows it. Her best line is delivered at the end of the movie when she's trying to save her own neck: "you dirty copper." The way she says it always makes me laugh. But don't turn your back on her, if you know what I mean.

Raoul Walsh's tight direction doesn't let you stop for a moment. Something is always happening in the movie, even at the very end, where the alien landscape is dominated by gigantic refinery spheres. This is postwar U.S. prosperity, where Cody's old-fashioned gangster world doesn't belong, and the results are predictably abrupt and terrifying. They even use a primitive form of GPS to catch him, and walk around with walkie-talkies, technology that Cody couldn't begin to understand. Out with the old world, in with the new.

Edmond O'Brien is good too, but he's no match against Cagney and knows it, so he plays it really straight and low-key. You can see the desperation in his face. I think Walsh was ahead of his time when he played the truck driver (I forget his name) against Fallon, where they constantly kept missing each other's faces by a split second; it's really clever the way Walsh does this, and you find yourself saying "oh no" several times as they just miss each other. It's almost humorous the way Walsh does this. Only at the end do their eyes finally meet, and there's the spark of recognition.

This movie is fantastic, and every bit as groundbreaking as "Citizen Kane" or "Sunset Boulevard". At least watch it for James Cagney, there will never be another actor like him.

a boy's best friend is his motherReviewed bytelegonusVote: 7/10

James Cagney lights up the screen in all respects in this violent and hard-driving film. There's nary a dull moment with Jimmy on hand, whether having his mother ease his migraine tantrums by rubbing his head or shooting a fellow gang member through the trunk of his car in order to give him a little air. Raoul Walsh vigorously directs this movie with remarkable gusto given that he was over sixty at the time and at at this point in his career had nothing to prove.

Cagney's character of Cody Jarrett is shown to be a madman at the start of the film. There's no need for his confederates to engage in a little is-he-or-isn't-he chitchat regarding his sanity a la The Caine Mutiny. They know he's mad. Even his mother knows he's mad. No matter. Cody continues on his crime spree, and his gang stays loyal to him, if only for the consequences of leaving him being to frightening to contemplate. He has a girl, who two-times him with another gang member. A federal agent who infiltrates the gang and becomes a surrogate mother by easing his headaches in the same manner, also betrays him, though it's his job to do so. Only Ma Jarrett, it seems, could be trusted.

One of the many charms of this film is its absolute refusal to make a statement, which wasn't Raoul Walsh's bag anyway; and screenwriters Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, though they delve into Freud a bit, don't get too heavy over Cagney's psychopathology. They just accept it, show us its various sides, and leave it at that. This movie is a far cry from other films made around the same time, was highly popular when first released, and remains so to this day. It is not quite film noir, being too bright and rational. Nor is it a study in perverse psychology, despite its main character. For all the location filming it is no semi-documentary in the manner of House On 92nd Street. It is basically a lively action picture whose makers, taking a cue from Hiroshima bomb, decided to end their movie with a bang, making their show a fine example of good, clean apocalyptic fun.

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