Directed by Raoul Walsh • 1941 • United States
Starring James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth
This delightful, turn-of-the-century-set slice of Americana stars James Cagney as Biff Grimes, a hot-headed knickerbocker in naughty nineties New York whose love for flirtatious society girl Virginia (Rita Hayworth) gets him into trouble when his ruthless pal (Jack Carson) concocts an underhanded scheme to win her favor. Could true happiness really lie with Virginia’s less-glamorous but spirited best friend Amy (Olivia de Havilland)? Director Raoul Walsh and a sparkling cast imbue this rosily nostalgic romantic comedy with irresistible charm and sweetness.