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White Heat

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Original title
White Heat
Year
Running time
114 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts (Story: Virginia Kellogg)
Music
Max Steiner
Cinematography
Sid Hickox (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Film noir | Prison Drama. Crime
Synopsis / Plot
Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma', Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical plant.
Awards
1949: Nominated for Oscar: Best Story
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