White Heat (1949)

Noir classic starring James Cagney as a scarily convincing psychotic hoodlum with a mother fixation.

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Gangster film/melodrama. A psychopathic criminal, obsessed with his mother, is befriended and betrayed by an undercover policeman whom he meets in jail.

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