ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (1938) B/W 98m dir: Michael Curtiz
w/James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey, Billy Halop
Exciting story of two men whose roots are in the same gutter. One becomes a priest (O'Brien); the other, a killer (Cagney).
From Variety 's review of the film: "Cagney and O'Brien form an irresistible team. Their personalities and acting styles offer both a blend and an eloquent contrast. Cagney has a swagger and an aw-go-to-hell pugnacity. O'Brien gives an eminently credible performance of the mild-mannered, two-fisted, compassionate priest. The Dead End kids are rambunctious as usual."
Oscar nominations for Best Director, Actor (Cagney), and Original Story (Rowland Brown).