The Roaring Twenties Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart, Gladys George, Jeffrey Lynn

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THE ROARING TWENTIES is a Warner production directed by Raoul Walsh in 1939.
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The movie tells the story, between 1918 and the early thirties, of three men who met on the battlefield during WWI. After the war, Jeffrey Lynn will become a corporation lawyer and James Cagney a cab driver. As the Prohibition period begins, Cagney will earn a "big shot" status by producing and selling low quality alcoholic beverages. He'll also develop a criminal partnership with the no-good Humphrey Bogart. But he won't be able to win the heart of the singer Priscilla Lane to whom he's offered a night-club. The young woman will finally choose the lawyer Jeffrey Lynn.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   one man's rise in a criminal organization Lover is...    -   totally uninterested Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   prison    -   moving train    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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