High Sierra, which made Humphrey Bogart a leading man and enabled John Huston to transition to directing, joins The Criterion Collection. This film was pivotal for helping both Humphrey Bogart and John Huston to advance in their careers. The two were friends and drinking partners. Prior to High Sierra, Bogart was a mere supporting player. Because of this, Bogart had to fight Raoul Walsh for the role. Walsh wanted someone like George Raft or Paul…"High Sierra: Film Noir Joins The Criterion Collection"
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Oscar-winning actor James Cagney delivers one of his finest roles in Warner Bros. gangster drama White Heat after being away from the genre. The psychotic Arthur “Cody” Jarrett (James Cagney) is the leader of the aptly named Jarrett gang. While Cody is married to Verna (Virginia Mayo), one could certainly make the argument that he’s really married to his mother. The relationship here is certainly a character study in its own right. The gang robs…"White Heat: One of James Cagney’s Finest Roles"