"A rising opera star's life is an turbulent as the on-stage roles he plays in this emotion-swept musical drama based on a James M. Cain novel and filmed almost entirely in Mexico. As the young vocalist who emerges from the obscurity of the vineyards, Mario Lana impressively hoists the lead role onto his wide shoulders. In a dazzling display of the power that made him a sensation of the musical screen, the renowned tenor signs Ave Maria, excerpts from...
White Heat (1949): "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" Cagney's Cody Jarrett -- a psychotic thug devoted to his tough-as-nails mother -- is the searing centerpiece of this blazing, fast-paced thriller. City for Conquest (1940): Club fighter Cagney turns pro to bankroll his composer brother's dream of writing the great New York City symphony. But life pulls the sidewalk out from under them in an intensely moving saga co-starring Ann Sheridan. Each Dawn...