Instructor: Jennifer Garlen, PhD
Our regular Friday film series turns to tough guy James Cagney this term, with four films from Cagney’s career in the 1930s that showcase his range. Every screening begins with an introduction and ends with group discussion.
Aug 11: The Public Enemy (1931) in which Cagney plays one of the great gangster roles of the era.
Sep 1: Footlight Parade (1933) shows a different side of the actor in this Busby Berkeley musical.
Oct 6: Each Dawn I Die (1939) pairs Cagney with George Raft in a tale of corruption and wrongful imprisonment.
Nov 3: The Roaring Twenties (1939) teams Cagney up with Humphrey Bogart for another Prohibition Era gangster drama.