This may be the only Cagney gangster movie I've ever watched from start to finish. He was nominated for Best Actor for this role but to me it was just Cagney acting like Cagney. If this movie wasn't a stereotype at the time it must have laid the groundwork for all such movies to follow. There were big shootout scenes where Cagney fired by making "punching" motions with his gun. There was also a heavy presence by the "Dead End" kids.
"Whadda ya hear? Whadda ya say?"