A Lion Is in the Streets Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, Warner Anderson, Lon Chaney Jr

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A LION IS IN THE STREETS is a movie directed by Raoul Walsh in 1953.

James Cagney is a peddler married to the teacher Barbara Hale. Very charismatic, he's adored by everyone. Blinded by ambition, he goes then into politics. During the U.S. Senate election campaign, he will cheat on his wife and manipulate his old friends in order to cast more votes. Finally, he'll accept bribes by giving false testimony in a murder case in order to get the city votes.
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The other side of the american dream with a stupendous James Cagney.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   election campaign

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   alligators/crocs Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   river Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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