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"White Heat" (1949), Film Noir Directed by Raoul Walsh, Produced by Louis F. Edelman, and Starring James Cagney

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I'm not a big fan of violent gangster films - Bonnie and Clyde started it all in 1967

I think you claim too much for Bonnie and Clyde, although the violence in that film, enabled by newer technology, possibly outdid anything that came before in sheer graphic immediacy. But have you seen White Heat (1949)? Hard to say it isn't a violent gangster film, and also hard (for me) to say it isn't one of the best movies ever made. Directed by Raoul Walsh, starring James Cagney. I highly recommend it. Oh, and I loved Goodfellas and detested Pulp Fiction, so we're on the same page there.

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