The Roaring Twenties

1939

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104 Min

The Roaring Twenties

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Eddie Bartlett (James Cagney), George Hally (Humphrey Bogart), and Lloyd Hart (Jeffrey Lynn) are three American soldiers during WWI who become friends. Once the war is over and each goes his separate way, Eddie finds out what had happened to his country during the past couple of years. His buddy finds him a job driving his cab part time for a while, but then he begins a lucrative career in bootlegging during Prohibition.

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Oct 28th, 1939
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USA

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- SPOILER: While Eddie Bartlett's life is based on gangster Larry Fay, his death scene in the film was inspired by the death of Earl "Hymie" Weiss, who was shot and killed on the steps of…More

- This marked the end of James Cagney's cycle of gangster films for Warner Bros. Cagney wanted to diversify his roles and would not play a gangster again until White Heat, ten years later.More

- "Melancholy Baby", a pre-WWI song, was first introduced in the "tavern circuit" by William Frawley ("Fred Mertz" of I Love Lucy). A dominant tune in this film, it later surfaced in Johnny…More

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