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Angels With Dirty Faces

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
8.07 /10
James Cagney , Pat O%27Brien , Humphrey Bogart
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Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Written by: John Wexley, Warren Duff from Rowland Brown's story

Released: 1938
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Length: 97

Priest (Pat O'Brien, pictured right) is disturbed to find gangster (James Cagney, left) worshipped as hero by Dead End kids.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Classic gangster drama with a social conscience and strong moral. Craggy Pat O’Brien somehow manages to avoid seeming pious, as he shows his cocky childhood buddy on Death Row (James Cagney) why it’s not such a great idea for the community that he’s worshipped by the local youth. Cagney and O'Brien make a great screen partnership.

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