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White Heat (1949)

Not Rated
114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn.
Director
Writers
Ivan Goff (screen play) | Ben Roberts (screen play) | Virginia Kellogg (suggested by a story by)
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Sidney Hickox (as Sid Hickox)
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$1,300,000
Gross (World)
$5,534
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Release date
Sep 3, 1949 (United States)

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James Cagney
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Virginia Mayo
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Margaret Wycherly
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Fred Clark
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Joel Allen
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8.2 / 10 | 24,683 votes