If you have not had the chance to see many (or any) of the great pre-code Cagney's, do so. They are among the easiest to watch with modern eyes. In BLONDE CRAZY (1931), Cagney easily discovers the inner motivation of the character he is given, and makes that character immediately likeable. His interaction in this film with the cute as heck Joan Blondell is clever and amusing. It would be great if a new generation were to discover this fine all around great perfomer.
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