Jimmy Cagney

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United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)

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Just serve it, as the late, great Jimmy Cagney once said, with a little relish.
Stars today are not the same stature as Bogie (Humphrey Bogart), Jimmy Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart.
We marked each bird as it was "sent up the river" and while we serviced the pen each day we always addressed the inhabitant with a low, Jimmy Cagney accent by saying, "You dirty rat you" then added our own choice epitaph.
Next, Jimmy Cagney, patting the head of an imaginary dog: ``If there's one thing I've learned since I was so high, it's that the strong take from the weak -- but the smart take from the strong.
WASHINGTON - Dapper as Cary Grant and persuasive as Jimmy Cagney, Jack Valenti is Mr.
The program also operates the Swiftship of Ipswich, a sailing vessel once owned by actor Jimmy Cagney.
Suffice to say the burly No 2 was just a little pumped up and when he grabbed poor Stuart's microphone for the second time I thought he was about to launch into his best Jimmy Cagney impression: ``Look at me, ma, I'm on top of the world, ma
Meanwhile, as Koehler grew up reckless and poor in Hell's Kitchen, his hero was Jimmy Cagney, the prototypical movie gangster whose personality shadows Koehler deep into his own life of crime and years on the run.
One night when he's watching Jimmy Cagney in the old film "Public Enemy" on TV, when we come to that final scene where Jimmy's mother gets a phone call saying her son is "coming home," and the mob delivers his trussed-up corpse at the front door, Tony will get a knock at the door.
But since you asked, let me just say that Slobodan Milosevic suggests a Slavic Jimmy Cagney gone sour--his beady, darting eyes recalling countless repressed homosexuals I knew in the sixties.
If you act like a gangster then at some point you'll get called on it, and when the call comes you'd better have something more to fall back on than Jimmy Cagney dialogue.
It would have been preferable had he not gone squealing to his execution in the manner of Jimmy Cagney in that old movie Angels With Dirty Faces - protesting his innocence with a constantly changing pick 'n' mix version of the truth.
After all, Clark Gable, Jimmy Cagney, Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Jean Arthur, and other matinee idols wouldn't do any real harm.
But the acting is first-rate, especially -- in addition to the remarkable McGrath -- John Spencer as Floyd, the abusive longshoreman with more than a touch of Jimmy Cagney, and Deborah Hedwall, as Chris's divorced, suffocating mother.
Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, Tyrone Power, Jimmy Cagney, Gregory Peck, Glen Ford, Brando -- I don't call him Marlon Brando, just Brando.