Thursday, July 26, 2007

McNeil's Movie Korner: Angels With Dirty Faces

Welcome once more to McNeil's Movie Korner. McNeil called this morning to say that he just saw ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (1938) for the first time, and cannot imagine why it took him so long. It just slipped through the cracks somehow. Among his raves, McNeil was particularly overjoyed by the freshness and power of the surprising yet inevitable ending. His admiration for the movie sent him scampering for the "internet," where he was intrigued by this bio of the guy who played the Cagney character as a young man.