What are the roaring twenties

The Roaring Twenties , American crime drama film, released in 1939, which was one of the most popular of the many gangster films by Produce Warner Brothers. It showed the final screen pairing of actors James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart.

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The Roaring Twenties This is followed by three army comrades - Eddie Bartlett (played by Cagney), George Hally (Bogart) and Lloyd Hart (Jeffrey Lynn) - who return home after their battles in World War I. Bartlett, forced to work as a taxi driver, eventually becomes Hally's partner in a pirated operation. After Bartlett has lost everything in the stock market crash, he gives up the business. However, he becomes embroiled in the criminal life again when Hally plans to kill Hart, who is now a district attorney investigating Hally. Another complication is the fact that Hart is married to Jean Sherman (Priscilla Lane), the woman Bartlett once loved.

The film stood out for its historical course and social commentary, which highlighted how the country's mistreatment of veterans led many of them to turn to crime out of desperation. Based on reporter Mark Hellinger's personal experience in New York in the 1920s The Roaring Twenties a cleverly produced entry from the Warner Brothers backlot that spawned a seemingly endless series of crime stories. This third team of Cagney and Bogart was their last and is considered by many critics to be their best.

Production notes and credits

  • Music: Heinz Roemheld and Ray Heindorf


  • James Cagney (Eddie Bartlett)
  • Priscilla Lane (Jean Sherman)
  • Humphrey Bogart (George Hally)
  • Gladys George (Panama Smith)
  • Jeffrey Lynn (Lloyd Hart)