James Cagney

James Cagney

Highest Rated: 100% Footlight Parade (1933)

Lowest Rated: 43% Johnny Come Lately (1943)

Birthday: Jul 17, 1899

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

The American gangster film, and the output of Warner Bros. in its most influential decade, would be unimaginable without the contributions of James Cagney. One of talking pictures' first generation of actors, Cagney forever romanticized the figures of the criminal and the con artist with his jittery physical dynamism and breakneck staccato vocal patterns.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terrible Joe Moran Joe Moran (Character) - 1984
92% 77% Ragtime Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Busby Berkeley - The Busby Berkeley Disc Unknown (Character) - 1970
91% 88% One, Two, Three C.R. MacNamara (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 62% The Gallant Hours Fleet Adm. Wiliam F. Halsey Jr. (Character) - 1960
67% 58% Shake Hands With the Devil Sean Lenihan (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Steal Anything Small Jake MacIllaney (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Short Cut to Hell Director - 1957
88% 79% Man of a Thousand Faces Lon Chaney (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 43% Tribute to a Bad Man Jeremy Rodock (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 53% These Wilder Years Steve Bradford (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 74% Run for Cover Matt Dow (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 60% The Seven Little Foys George M. Cohan (Character) - 1955
92% 84% Mister Roberts Capt. Morton (Character) - 1955
67% 75% Love Me or Leave Me Martin Snyder (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 28% Gun Fury The Villain (Character) - 1953
80% 12% A Lion Is in the Streets Hank Martin (Character) - 1953
63% 38% What Price Glory? Capt. Flagg (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 62% Come Fill the Cup Lew Marsh (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% Starlift Himself (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 55% The West Point Story Elwin "Bix" Bixby (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 73% Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Ralph Cotter (Character) - 1950
97% 93% White Heat Arthur "Cody" Jarrett (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 50% The Time of Your Life Joseph T. (Character) - 1948
83% 54% 13 rue Madeleine Robert Emmett "Bob" Sharkey (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 35% Blood on the Sun Nick Condon (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle Stations Narrator - 1944
43% 58% Johnny Come Lately Tom Richards (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet You, John Jones! John Jones (Character) - 1943
90% 83% Yankee Doodle Dandy George M. Cohan (Character) - 1942
100% 47% Captains of the Clouds Brian MacLean (Character) - 1942
100% 73% The Strawberry Blonde Biff Grimes (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 62% The Bride Came C.O.D. Steve Collins (Character) - 1941
71% 57% The Fighting 69th Pvt. Jerry Plunkett (Character) - 1940
80% 76% City for Conquest Danny Kenny (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 59% Torrid Zone Nick `'Nicky'` Butler (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 69% Each Dawn I Die Frank Ross (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 46% The Oklahoma Kid Jim Kincaid (Character) - 1939
100% 89% The Roaring Twenties Eddie Bartlett (Character) - 1939
100% 92% Angels With Dirty Faces William "Rocky" Sullivan (Character) - 1938
70% 50% Boy Meets Girl Robert Law (Character) - 1938
83% 29% Something to Sing About Terrence "Terry" Rooney (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 37% Great Guy Johnny "Red" Cave (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 18% The Irish in Us Danny O'Hara (Character) - 1935
91% 62% A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom, the Weaver (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 91% Devil Dogs of the Air Thomas Jefferson "Tommy" O'Toole (Character) - 1935
100% 70% Ceiling Zero Dizzy Davis (Character) - 1935
50% 66% Frisco Kid Bat Morgan (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 68% G-Men Brick Davis (Character) - 1935
80% 41% Here Comes the Navy Chesty O'Conner (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 68% Jimmy the Gent `'Jimmy'` Corrigan (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 10% He Was Her Man Flicker Hayes aka Jerry Allen (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 20% The St. Louis Kid Eddie Kennedy (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 70% Lady Killer Dan Quigley (Character) - 1933
100% 83% Footlight Parade Chester Kent (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 54% The Mayor of Hell Richard "Patsy" Gargan (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 44% Hard to Handle Myron C. `'Lefty'` Merrill (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 65% Picture Snatcher Danny Kean (Character) - 1933
83% 48% The Crowd Roars Joe Greer (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 86% Taxi! Matt Nolan (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winner Take All Jim `'Jimmy'` Kane (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 67% The Millionaire Schofield (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 50% Other Men's Women Ed `'Eddie'` Bailey (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 72% Blonde Crazy Bert Harris (Character) - 1931
100% 84% The Public Enemy Tom Powers (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 47% Smart Money Jack (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinner's Holiday Harry Delano (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 50% The Doorway to Hell Steve Mileaway (Character) - 1930

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theater Unknown (Character) 1939

QUOTES FROM James Cagney CHARACTERS

C.R. MacNamara says: Where's Scarlett?

Phyllis MacNamara says: Who knows? Gone with the wind.

Rocky Sullivan says: Good afternoon, gentlemen. Nice day for murder.

Rocky Sullivan says: Like sittin' in a barber chair. They're gonna ask me, "Got anything to say?" and I say, "Sure. Give me a haircut, a shave and a massage. One of those nice, new electric massages. Heh heh."

George M. Cohan says: My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.

Arthur Cody Jarrett says: Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

Arthur Cody Jarrett says: A copper! A copper!! And I treated him like a kid brother......and I was going to go 50-50 with a copper!!

Arthur Cody Jarrett says: A copper! A copper! And I treated him like a kid brother... and I was going to go 50-50 with a copper!

Rocky Sullivan says: "What did you hear? What do you say?"

Rocky Sullivan says: What did you hear? What do you say?

George M. Cohan says: It seems it always happens. Whenever we get too high-hat and too sophisticated for flag-waving, some thug nation decides we're a push-over all ready to be blackjacked.

Tom Powers says: Nuts to that stuff (breakfast)! Ain't ya got a drink in the house?

Eddie Bartlett says: He can't be more than fifteen.

George Hally says: He'll never be sixteen. (after shooting a young German soldier)

George Hally says: He'll never be sixteen. [after shooting a young German soldier]

Brian MacLean says: Take my advice, keep away from the airforce.

Brian MacLean says: We're too old.

Brian MacLean says: Nice little white wings. I thought they were very becoming.

Brian MacLean says: So you're the new boss... following me around? (to Johnny in the R.A.F.)

Brian MacLean says: So you're the new boss... following me around? [to Johnny in the R.A.F.]

Brian MacLean says: Look at Tiny, he didn't like me, now he hates me.

Brian MacLean says: What were you worried about? You worked up enough lather to shave all of Montreal.

Tiny Murphy says: You're muscling in on Emily,.

Emily Foster says: Just because I'll marry Johnny,what's that got to do with you and me?

Brian MacLean says: answer: just about everything.

Brian MacLean says: The sight of money always makes me feel good.

Johnny Dutton says: I wish I had a hole in my head! (Brian was having a bone removed from his head)

Johnny Dutton says: I wish I had a hole in my head! [Brian was having a bone removed from his head]

Johnny Dutton says: Tiny, take good care of the doc, we may need him! (refering to Emily and Johnny wedding)

Johnny Dutton says: Tiny, take good care of the doc, we may need him! [refering to Emily and Johnny wedding]

Brian MacLean says: In a few more weeks I'll be shaking hands with myself (bored with living in the woods).

Brian MacLean says: In a few more weeks I'll be shaking hands with myself. [bored with living in the woods]

Brian MacLean says: Nobody but a chump would talk to a girl when he's kissing her.

Brian MacLean says: Either a fellow has it or he hasn't (kisses Emily)

Brian MacLean says: Either a fellow has it or he hasn't [kisses Emily]

Johnny Dutton says: The guy is nuts! (about Brian)

Johnny Dutton says: The guy is nuts!

Brian MacLean says: You're all wet in case you didn't know it.

Tiny Murphy says: All he did is nick his gourd.(about Brian falling)

Tiny Murphy says: All he did is nick his gourd.

Brian MacLean says: Get this straight, he's no friend of mine! (about Brian).

Brian MacLean says: Get this straight, he's no friend of mine!

Brian MacLean says: I guess its all right if you don't mind wearing a chute (a parachute).

Brian MacLean says: I guess its all right if you don't mind wearing a chute. [a parachute]

Brian MacLean says: Take a good hold, he's coming straight at us. (fellow bush pilots try to ground Brian from the air).

Brian MacLean says: Take a good hold, he's coming straight at us. [fellow bush pilots try to ground Brian from the air]

Brian MacLean says: OH you don't know me, I have a whim of iron. (he came back to Emily on a "whim".)

Brian MacLean says: OH you don't know me, I have a whim of iron. [he came back to Emily on a 'whim']

Tiny Murphy says: I hate to lose that propeller, I just paid it off.

Johnny Dutton says: He won't get away this time (after Brian).

Johnny Dutton says: He won't get away this time. [after Brian]

Emily Foster says: HEY, you're a sick man! (after Brian grabbed at her).

Emily Foster says: HEY, you're a sick man! [after Brian grabbed at her]

Blimp Lebec says: I do not wish to meet the price of a burgler (cagney flew for 25 dollars less)

Blimp Lebec says: I do not wish to meet the price of a burgler [cagney flew for 25 dollars less]

Johnny Dutton says: He won't be hauling cheaper after I catch up to him (cagney stole his customer)

Johnny Dutton says: He won't be hauling cheaper after I catch up to him [cagney stole his customer]

Tiny Murphy says: He's all over the place and we can't catch up with him.

Brian MacLean says: The name is not Johnny, never was Johnny.

Brian MacLean says: I always seem like somebody else.

Brian MacLean says: Lets see if you are as practical as beautiful.

Emily Foster says: The pleasures all yours.

Tom Powers says: Hiding behind Ma's skirts, like always.

Mike Powers says: Better than hiding behind a machine gun.

Matt Doyle says: Gee, she's a honey. I could go for her myself.

Tom Powers says: Whatdya mean, you could go for her yourself? You could go for an eighty year old chick with rheumatism.

Tom Powers says: Hello baby. What are you gonna have?

Kitty says: Anything you say, big boy.

Tom Powers says: You're a swell dish. I think I'm going to go for you.

Tom Powers says: Hey, stoop, that's got gears. That ain't no Ford.

Tom Powers says: Why that dirty, no good, yellow-bellied stool. I'm gonna give it to him right in the head the first time I see him.

Putty Nose says: Are you alone?

Tom Powers says: I'm always alone when I'm with Matt.

Tom Powers says: I ain't so tough.

Bert Harris says: That dirty, double-crossin' rat!

Arthur Cody Jarrett says: Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

George M. Cohan says: My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.