Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
Angels With Dirty Faces
Crime / Drama
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft and the Dead End Kids
Childhood pals Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connolly didn't have it easy growing up in the old neighborhood, and they made very different choices in their lives. Rocky is a tough guy on the wrong side of the law while Jerry has become a priest, with his goal being to keep the neighborhood kids on the right path and out of trouble. Of course, the boys idolize Rocky with his hard-living, take no guff attitude. When circumstances cause Rocky to kill two bad guys to save his old friend Jerry he's arrested, tried, and convicted . Always the tough guy, the only thing he has left is his pride.....but Jerry has one more huge favor to ask of him.
Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connolly had a tough childhood, growing up in Hell’s Kitchen, the most dangerous part of New York. They both turned out to have very different lives from one another. Rocky became an outlaw, while Jerry became a priest after fleeing from the authorities. They come back to their old hometown as adults for different reasons. Jerry helps the kids to live a straight life, while Rocky is just looking for a safe haven until he can get back to his old ways.
Actors: Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Billy Halop, Bobby Jordan, Dead End Kids, Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan