Lady Killer
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We first lay eyes on Jimmy Cagney in Lady Killer while he's working as a movie theater usher. This job lasts just long enough for Jimmy to be swindled in a "badger game" orchestrated by hard-boiled Mae Clarke and a gang of crooks headed by Douglass Dumbrille. Knowing a good thing when he sees it, Cagney joins the mob, and soon is calling the shots. But though he's got larceny in his soul, Cagney draws the line at murder, and when gang member Raymond Hatton is bumped off, Cagney and Clarke board the Super Chief and head to California. With the cops laying for Cagney in LA,… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A fully satisfying, if totally manic, joyride."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Cagney is his usual cocky screen self in Lady Killer, a movie that starts light and gets even lighter as it goes along."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A crisp James Cagney comedy vehicle."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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