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Alex Film Society Presents

White Heat (1949)
Warner Bros. - Starring James Cagney

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The intense character study of criminal insanity in Raoul Walsh’s WHITE HEAT (1949) is most likely the greatest Cagney performance that has endured the test of time in Warner’s gangster genre. Cagney plays the psychotic and sadistic Arthur ‘Cody’ Jarrett, a ruthless gang leader with a penchant for deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on others and plagued by torturous headaches and a mother fixation (Margaret Wycherly) with Freud written all over it. Meanwhile Cody’s wife, Verna (Virginia Mayo) ‘bats her eyes’ at every man she meets while enduring the brutality and neglect of her unstable husband. The plot thickens when a henchman plots an ‘accident’ for Cody that is foiled when an undercover cop, Vic Pardo (Edmund O’Brien) infiltrates the gang. The finale will justly go down as one of the greatest in all crime films, as Cody shouts triumphantly, ‘Made it, ma! Top of the world!’ against the backdrop of a burning chemical plant.

GUESTS:
Author Tom Johnson (he interviewed Cagney and Mayo)
Make-Up artist Michael Westmore (his uncle Perc Westmore was the make-up artist for White Heat)

PERFORMANCE ADVISORY
Age Suitability: 18+

DISCOUNTED PRICING
[Walk-Up price is listed – See below for additional online/phone order Per Ticket Fees]

AFS MEMBER – $11 [$7.50 Ticket + $3.50 Fees] – Purchase in person at Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office only; must show valid current AFS member card at time of purchase.
CHILD (12 & under) – $12 [$8.50 Ticket + $3.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Phone/Internet. Children age 2 & under who sit on a lap do not need a ticket; all persons 3 & older must have a ticket.
GLENDALE ARTS MEMBER [GAM]
Available via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Phone/Internet. Walk-Up/Phone: Show GAM membership card or give membership PIN or e-mail associated with GA Member account. Online: Sign in using e-mail associated with GA Member account. [If you do not already have an account, you need to create one prior to proceeding with purchase process in order to be able to access member pricing.]
GROUP (15+) – $12 [$8.50 Ticket + $3.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Internet & via Phone through Alex Theatre Group Sales at 818.243.7700 x216.
SENIOR (age 65+) – $12 [$8.50 Ticket + $3.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Internet/Phone.
STUDENT – $12 [$8.50 Ticket + $3.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Internet/Phone.

ADA ACCESSIBLE SEATING INFORMATION
All seating areas in the Alex Theatre other than the ADA Accessible seating area [Orchestra Row X] require a minimum of 8 stairs to access, and there is NO ELEVATOR. If you require ADA accessible seating, tell Ticket Agent at beginning of transaction; if purchasing online, use the CHOOSE SEATS option and select seat(s) from the ADA Accessible section. All ADA Accessible seating is Reserved Seating with specific Row and Seat Number designations on the tickets.