“Mister Roberts:” NOW: Eight Months After

For the “Now (and Then)” Blogathon hosted by Thoughts All Sorts and Realweegiemidget Reviews, I am reviewing two James Cagney films which are separated by twenty-two years. Footlight Parade was released in 1933, and Mister Roberts was released in 1955. 1933 was James Cagney's fourth year in Hollywood, and 1955 was his twenty-sixth year. Even … Continue reading “Mister Roberts:” NOW: Eight Months After

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“Footlight Parade:” THEN: Eight Months Before

James Cagney was an actor whose great talent in the film industry made him a movie star for thirty years. After achieving fame through his fourth film, The Public Enemy, Mr. Cagney appeared in around sixty movies before his retirement after One, Two, Three in 1961. His career put him in many diverse genres and roles, … Continue reading “Footlight Parade:” THEN: Eight Months Before