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  • Actors: James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter, Ward Bond, Luther Adler
  • Directors: Gordon Douglas
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Cornerstone Media
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Jan. 2010
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002PWCLTY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,286 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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From the trial of the survivors, we flash back to amoral crook Ralph Cotter's violent prison break, assisted by Holiday Carleton, sister of another prisoner...who doesn't make it. Soon Ralph manipulates the grieving Holiday into his arms, and two crooked cops follow her into his pocket. Ralph's total lack of scruple brings him great success in a series of robberies. But his easy conquest of gullible heiress Margaret Dobson proves more dangerous to him than any crime...

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By 72trails of smoke on 23 July 2009
Format: DVD
Excellent, very tough and violent crime movie with Cagney on top form as the brutal, merciless thug coming up against Ward Bond's equally vicious corrupt police detective. There's hardly a sympathetic character in sight as Cagney, beats, shoots and generally brutalises everyone who stands in his way.
One moment that made me laugh however - at one point Cagney gets married and we see him and his bride in her room, in her home on their wedding night - in seperate single beds! The Hollywood prodution code sure had some funny ideas about acceptable human behaviour! OK so people can kill in cold blood, beat, cripple and maim but have a couple share a bed together...
Nevertheless a great, entirely cynical movie. Highly recommended
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 31 Aug. 2011
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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is directed by Gordon Douglas and adapted to screenplay by Harry Brown from the novel by Horace McCoy. It stars James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter, Ward Bond, Luther Adler and Steve Brodie. Music is by Carmen Dragon and photography by J. Peverell Marley.

Ralph Cotter (Cagney), career criminal, escapes from prison and crudely murders his partner during the escape. Hooking up with Holiday Carleton (Payton), the oblivious sister of the slain partner, Cotter quickly gets back into a life of crime and violence. But will his evil deed stay a secret? How long can he keep the corrupt coppers under wraps? And is his "other" romantic relationship with Margaret Dobson (Carter) doomed to failure? ......

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, it seems to have been lost in the slipstream of White Heat that was released the previous year. An undoubted classic of the gangster/crime genre, and featuring one of Cagney's greatest acting performances, White Heat has unsurprisingly dwarfed many a poor genre entry. However, while it doesn't equal the searing ferocity of White Heat, both in tone and character performance by Cagney, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is a seriously hard movie. Energetic from the off, film is often brutal and cynical and awash with potently memorable scenes, with some deemed as being too much, resulting in the film being banned from theatres in Ohio!

Female or a cripple, it matters not to the menacing force of nature that is Ralph Cotter.

Gordon Douglas was a multi genre director, unfussy and able to keep things taut, he gets some super performances from the cast while never letting the pace drag.
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By Arch Stanton on 26 Jun. 2014
Format: DVD
After completing a semi~successful prison break, Ralph Cotter, the surviving escapee, decides he's going to put to good use his criminal know how and take what he wants from the city he's hiding in.
At first this appears like it might be a rather tall order, with the underbelly of the city home to some very dog eat dog characters, but as he begins to take more risks, things begin to pay off.
However as his lust for power, selfishness and psychotic reasoning, further alienate those closest to him, it is not long before his past actions start to take their toll, with an ever increasing danger...

I'd never seen this before I don't think, and on that basis, I'm gonna say that this is a slightly lesser known but nevertheless top drawer Cagney movie, up there with some of his best gangster stuff (Roaring Twenties, White Heat, The Public Enemy, Angels With Dirty Faces etc etc). It's quite a violent film for 1950, with Cagney's villain acting on his vicious impulses time and time again, dominating and using those around him, as he chances his way to the top.
And although I am no psychiatrist, I suspect that if you were to take the term 'psychopath' in it's true sense or medical definition, Cagney probably nails it with his character here perfectly!
The support cast are very decent too, with several of them ideal for their roles. Ward Bond as the corrupt police inspector, is just great.
Of course some of the character actions seem a little dated, with Cagney's single bed wedding night, a prime example.
But for all it's odd moments of unrealistic plotting or character behaviour, by the end of the film (and I'm trying hard not to give anything away here!), I was that engrossed, that I think I issued an audible sigh of relief when 'that revolver' actually worked..

The Cornerstone Media print is certainly watchable, a little soft here and there, with the occasional green tinge, but generally speaking no major problems.

4.5/5
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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (Gordon Douglas, 1950, 102')

A film noir starring James Cagney and Barbara Payton, directed by the novel by Horace McCoy. The film was banned in Ohio as "a sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and an extreme presentation of crime with explicit steps in commission." Supporting Cagney are Luther Adler as a crooked lawyer, Ward Bond and Barton MacLane as two crooked cops, and Cagney's brother William (who produced the film) as Ralph Cotter's brother.

Ralph Cotter is a career criminal who escapes from prison, then murders his partner in crime. Along the way he attempts to woo his ex-partner's sister (Payton) by threatening to expose her role in his escape. Cotter quickly gets back into the crime business, only to be shaken down by corrupt local cops.

The film, often compared unfavorably to White Heat, received mixed reviews. Fred Camper, film critic for The Chicago Reader, called the film mis-directed, writing, "Gordon Douglas's direction is almost incoherent compared to Raoul Walsh's in White Heat (1949), which features Cagney in a similar role; the compositions and camera movements, while momentarily effective, have little relationship to each other, and the film reads a bit like an orchestra playing without a conductor." (All above from Wikipedia)

Not having seen the White Heat yet, I can't comment on that comparison. The film, to me, has the average high speed of Cagney acting/no prisoners made style. That he should finally be shot by a woman remotely reminds of Grace Kelly's unplanned intervention in High Noon: When men get too childish, it is a woman who sets things right again, an old motif in Westerns, but not only there.

126 - Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (Gordon Douglas, 1950, 102') - 8/8/2012
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