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Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)


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Title: Angels With Dirty Faces [IMDb]


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Release date: November 26, 1938
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 97 minutes
IMDB genres: crime, drama, film-noir, thriller
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6768530

Synopsis [hide]

A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): anti hero, basketball, betrayal, blackmail, bowery boys, boys' choir, casino, catholic, catholic priest, cellar, childhood friend, church, corrupt lawyer, crime boss, cult film, dancing, death of main character, death row, defiance, double cross, drugstore, electric chair, execution, face slap, fingerprints, gang, gangster, gunfight, gunfire, hell's kitchen manhattan new york city, irish american, irish catholic, irish gangster, irish mob, jail, juvenile delinquent, kicked in the butt, kidnapping, lower east side manhattan new york city, main character dies, manhattan new york city, mean streets, mob hit, montage, moral crusade, mugshot, murder, new york city, newspaper, newspaper headline, nightclub, nun, orchestral music score, organ grinder, organized crime, parking garage, pickpocket, police, pool hall, priest, prologue, psychotronic, psychotronic film, radio broadcasting, redemption, reform school, rooftop, roulette, roulette wheel, shootout, social worker, spinning newspaper, state penitentiary, street gang, tear gas, telephone booth, telephone box, tenement, tough guy, urban setting, villain played by lead actor, wall safe, warehouse, younger version of character, dead end kids

Cast and Crew

ActorRole
James CagneyRocky Sullivan
Pat O'BrienJerry Connolly
Humphrey BogartJames Frazier
Ann SheridanLaury Martin
George BancroftMac Keefer
Billy HalopSoapy
Bobby JordanSwing
Leo GorceyBim
Gabriel DellPasty
Huntz HallCrab
Bernard PunsleyHunky
Mary GordonMrs. Patrick McGee
Charles TrowbridgeNorton J. White

Michael Curtiz: director

Max Steiner: composer

Leo F. Forbstein: musical director

Hugo Friedhofer: orchestrator


Film Statistics

Stats
Film duration: 1:37:13
Music duration: 00:44:54
Pages in score: 128
Total themes: 33
Themes with variants: 6
Total variants: 28
Total gestures: 20
Total underscoring sections: 17
Total underscoring duration: 00:12:31
Total instances: 98

Themes

Name Uses Variants
Jerry 12 11
The Gangster 9 8
Rocky and Laury 4 3
Sanctus 4 3
Tear Gas 3 2
Funebre 2 1
Bootlegging 1 0
Concern 1 0
Crowd 1 0
Flyers 1 0
Foxtrot 1 0
Headlines 1 0
Hurrying 1 0
Machine Gun 1 0
Newspaper Editor 1 0
Night Club Music 1 0
Pleading 1 0
Signature 1 0
Stickup 1 0
The Cartoon 1 0
The Chase 1 0
The Cook 1 0
Transition 1 0

Source Music

Name Uses
From Me to You 1
In My Merry Oldsmobile 1
I’ve Got a Heartfelt of Music 1
Monday Morning 1
Saving Myself For You 1
Shuffle Off to Buffalo 1
So Help Me (If I Don’t Love You) 1
The Sidewalks of New York 1
When a Prince of a Fella Meets a Cinderella 1
Whistling 1

Gestures

Name
Backing up
Breaking in
Car slowing down
Closes door
Crowd rushing
Explosion
Frazier gets shot
Going down a ladder
Going down stairs
Going up a ladder
Going up stairs
Launching tear gas
Mac gets shot
Pushing forward
Rocky runs
Roulette
Running and shooting
Running on wall
Sneaking away
Tossing money

Underscoring

Name
Dramatic
Mysterious
Romantic
Tense