Silver Screen Legends: James Cagney (2012) – By Jason S. Lockard

For me the old days of cinema were defiantly the best and when I received the Silver Screen Legends 4 movie collection featuring James Cagney, needless to say I was ecstatic!

James Francis Cagney, Jr. was born on July 17, 1899 in New York City. His career in entertainment started in vaudville and quickly moved to film where he is best known for his tough guy roles in such films as the Public Enemy and Angels with dirty faces. James Cagney was a great singer and dancer, he even won an oscar for best actor in his role as a song and dance man in the film Yankee Doodle Dandy. James was married to fellow dance Frances Vernon in 1922 and they stayed married til his death on Easter Sunday 1986.

Now lets take a look at this collection…

Our Rating System:

**** = Don’t Miss it!
*** = Worth a look.
** = An Ok way to spend an evening.
* = You haven’t missed anything.

Great guy (1937) – The adventures of an investigator (Cagney) for the Bureau of Weights and Measures. ***

Something to sing about (1937) – A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs. ***

Blood on the Sun (1945) – A dedicated American reporter in 1930’s Japan, is determined to expose that government’s plan for world domination. ***

The Time of Your Life (1948) – A wide variety of persons come into Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time. ***

In the final for fans of James Cagney or for people who just want to discover this great actor. You can get a better collection of film from this silver screen icon. So I highly suggest you head over to and pick up your copy before they are gone!

Moral Rating: Very Mild Violence
Audience: Parental Guidance
Genre: Drama and Musical
Length: Over 5 hours
Released: 2012
Our Rating: A