History Creator / JamesCagney

7th Nov '16 4:58:09 AM NWolfman
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** And of course, the whole reason (well, [[TheRedScare one of the reason]]) he wanted to do ''Film/YankeeDoodleDandy'' was because he was tired of only getting roles as rough and tough gangsters, and wanted to return to his roots as a tap dancer.

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** And of course, the whole reason (well, [[TheRedScare [[RedScare one of the reason]]) reasons]]) he wanted to do ''Film/YankeeDoodleDandy'' was because he was tired of only getting roles as rough and tough gangsters, and wanted to return to his roots as a tap dancer.
7th Nov '16 4:57:40 AM NWolfman
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** And of course, the whole reason (well, [[TheRedScare one of the reason]]) he wanted to do ''Film/YankeeDoodleDandy'' was because he was tired of only getting roles as rough and tough gangsters, and wanted to return to his roots as a tap dancer.
7th Nov '16 4:50:36 AM NWolfman
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Cagney's life story was recently immortalized in an off-broadway musical simply titled ''Cagney'', following his humble beginnings as a dock worker, his success and eventual falling out with Warner Bros., up to his acceptance of a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute.
22nd Sep '16 2:52:19 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Cagney lampooned his 'best-known" line at the AFI awards.
-->"I never said, '[=MMMMmmm=] you dirty rat.' ''({{beat}})'' What I actually said was '[[Creator/CaryGrant Judy, Judy, Judy!]]'"
22nd Sep '16 2:50:19 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* OneBookAuthor: ''Short Cut to Hell'' (1957) is the only film Cagney ever directed.
4th Sep '16 2:39:31 PM KingClark
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-->"I never said, "[=MMMMmmm=] you dirty rat. ''({{beat}})'' What I actually said was "[[Creator/CaryGrant Judy, Judy, Judy!]]"

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-->"I never said, "[=MMMMmmm=] '[=MMMMmmm=] you dirty rat. rat.' ''({{beat}})'' What I actually said was "[[Creator/CaryGrant '[[Creator/CaryGrant Judy, Judy, Judy!]]"Judy!]]'"
8th Aug '16 7:03:39 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/BlondeCrazy'' (1931)
30th Mar '16 1:38:04 PM Mdumas43073
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25th Mar '16 5:03:41 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:The ''[[UrExample original]]'' [[Film/PublicEnemies Public Enemy]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:320:The ''[[UrExample original]]'' [[Film/PublicEnemies Public Enemy]].]]



His tough guy persona wasn't all for show, though; Cagney staggered Warner Bros. by walking off the lot when the studio failed to honor his contract. His example set a precedent for fairer studio practices. On the other hand, Cagney's activism landed him hot water; he was even branded a Commie in some circles, although his iconic role in ''Film/YankeeDoodleDandy'' dispelled such rumors pretty quick.

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His tough guy tough-guy persona wasn't all for show, though; Cagney staggered Warner Bros. by walking off the lot when the studio failed to honor his contract. His example set a precedent for fairer studio practices. On the other hand, Cagney's activism landed him hot water; he was even branded a Commie in some circles, although his iconic role in ''Film/YankeeDoodleDandy'' dispelled such rumors pretty quick.
25th Mar '16 5:03:24 AM Mdumas43073
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