Ceiling Zero

James Cagney as commercial pilot Dizzy Davis in an original Warner Brothers publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1936)

Ceiling Zero

James Cagney and Pat O’Brien in a screencap from Ceiling Zero (1936)

The Crowd Roars

James Cagney is a race car driver in The Crowd Roars (1932).  When Hawks revisited the race track in 1965 for Red Line 7000 (1965), much had advanced in the auto racing world.

The Crowd Roars

Eric Linden, James Cagney and Frank McHugh in a publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932)

Ceiling Zero

James Cagney’s torn i.d. in a screencap from Ceiling Zero (1936)

Ceiling Zero

the aviation team in Ceiling Zero (1936) includes a female pilot.

Ceiling Zero

June Travis and James Cagney in Ceiling Zero (1936).  They were a fine Hawksian couple and June was a fine Hawksian woman, but her big break didn’t lead to much of a career.

Ceiling Zero

James Cagney and June Travis in a screencap from Ceiling Zero (1936).

The Crowd Roars

James Cagney and one of the auto racers in The Crowd Roars (1932)

The Crowd Roars

James Cagney as Joe Greer in a screencap from The Crowd Roars (1932), a story of auto racing brothers (hijos).

The Crowd Roars

James Cagney and Eric Linden are brothers and race car drivers in an original publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932)

Ceiling Zero

James Cagney and June Travis in a lobby card for Ceiling Zero (1936), James’ second of two films with Howard Hawks, after The Crowd Roars (1932)

The Crowd Roars


James Cagney in a screencap from The Crowd Roars (1932)

The Crowd Roars

James Cagney and Ann Dvorak with Frank McHugh partially hidden in a screencap from The Crowd Roars (1932)

The Crowd Roars

 

Eric Linden and James Cagney in an original publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932).  Howard Hawks would return to the world of race car drivers, less successfully, in Red Line 7000 (1965).