Start reading James Cagney, A Life In Film (Movie Greats) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

James Cagney, A Life In Film (Movie Greats)

James Cagney, A Life In Film (Movie Greats) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Schickel
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: £1.95 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Product Description

Product Description

In November 1980, legendary film critic and historian Richard Schickel and a documentary crew went to London to interview Academy Award-winning actor James Cagney on the set of Ragtime. It was a rare opportunity to talk with the reclusive star of such classic movies as Public Enemy, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and White Heat. Here’s Cagney’s surprising story.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 353 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: New Word City, Inc. (22 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007CEJLG6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,025 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very interesting 9 Jun 2014
Verified Purchase
Did not think this did justice to a great actor Felt I still did not know anything new about this man as a person or as a performer.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars The real Yankee Doodle Dandy - himself 30 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase
James Cagney was a truly great actor and a life long favourite of mine. I know that, for the most part his films predated my likelihood of attending the cinemas, none the less he epitomised the image of my own father as a short but tough man that could look after himself no matter what. His life story is worth the telling and the knowing. Highly respected within the industry he chose to work in. I smile every time I know he is going to be on television and when I take out one of his DVD's to watch. The classic 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' was based on the live of George M Cohen the man described as the man who owns Broadway. Like so many of the great stars James Cagney was a great dancer and never more so than when he was in that film.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars unusual approach (not a biography) . 5 Aug 2012
Verified Purchase
An interesting read about one of the very best actors in the movies, but it's not a biography, more an analysis of his personality. There is an interesting interview with James Cagney whilst on the set of Ragtime, his last movie.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 28 July 2014
Verified Purchase
Good value and good read, and delivery
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars A MODEST MAN 18 Dec 2012
By Tara M. Klly - Published on
The book is v
ery short but we'll written,we are given a look inside the man during a interview at the end of his life
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category