The Roaring Twenties 1939 PG

3.00PM Sun 2 Apr 2017 (1hr 46mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Two of the great superstars of gangster films – Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney – appear in this classic crime saga. Three soldiers (Bogart, Cagney, and Jeffrey Lynn) return from the trenches of World War I to find a troubled America that would soon be enveloped by Prohibition. Two of them turn to the lucrative world of bootlegging, while the third uses his position as a lawyer to keep them out of jail. Their criminal enterprise begins to strain when rivalries over women, power and money start tearing them apart. A gangster epic in the vein of Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas 1990, The Roaring Twenties depicts the rise and fall of three characters over more than a decade of American life.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 106 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: RAOUL WALSH / PRODUCERS: HAL B. WALLIS, SAMUEL BISCHOFF / SCRIPT: JERRY WALD, RICHARD MACAULAY, ROBERT ROSSEN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ERNEST HALLER / EDITOR: JACK KILLIFER / MUSIC: RAY HEINDORF, HEINZ ROEMHELD / CAST: JAMES CAGNEY, PRISCILLA LANE, HUMPHREY BOGART / PRODUCTION COMPANY: WARNER BROS / PRINT SOURCE: PRESERVED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS /RIGHTS: ROADSHOW ENTERTAINMENT

PG | Medium Level Violence