Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

James Cagney
Director: Gordon M. Douglas Cast: James Cagney
James Cagney
, Barbara Payton
Barbara Payton
, Helena Carter
Helena Carter
Gordon M. Douglas


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Based on a novel by Horace McCoy (They Shoot Horses, Don't They), Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye offers James Cagney at his nastiest. The star plays career criminal Ralph Cotter, who gets things started by violently busting out of jail, then murdering his partner in crime. Seeking out female companionship, he "courts" his ex-partner's sister Holiday (Barbara Payton) by beating her black and blue. After committing a robbery, he is approached by two crooked cops who want a piece of the action. Blackmailing the cops, Cotter gains control of the situation. Is there any way to stop this fascinating creep? Filmgoers in Ohio never found out, because Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye was banned in that state as "a sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and an extreme presentation of crime with explicit steps in commission." Supporting Cagney are Luther Adler as his equally crooked lawyer, Ward Bond and Barton MacLane as the dishonest cops, and Cagney's brother William (who produced the film) as Ralph Cotter's brother.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2013
UPC: 0887090070300
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 14,491

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Ralph Cotter
Barbara Payton Holiday Carleton
Helena Carter Margaret Dobson
Ward Bond Inspector Weber
Luther Adler Cherokee Mandon
Barton MacLane Reece
Steve Brodie Jinx Raynor
Rhys Williams Vic Mason
Herbert Heyes Ezra Dobson
John Litel Chief of Police Tolgate
William Frawley Byers
Robert Karnes Det. Gray
Kenneth Tobey Detective Fowler
Dan Riss District Attorney
Frank Reicher Doc Green
John Halloran Cobbett
John Day Actor
Thomas P. Dillon Apperson
Jack Gargan Clerk of Court
Clark Howat Intern
Frank Marlowe Joe, the Milkman
Charles Meredith Mr. Golightly
William Murphy Motorcycle Policeman
Dick Rich Actor
Ric Roman Collector
Ann Tyrrell Miss Staines
Mack Williams Hartford
Dan Ferniel Highness
Fred Revelala Rafael
Neville Brand Carleton
William Cagney Ralph's Brother
Georgia Caine Julia
King Donovan Driver
Matt McHugh Satterfield
Gordon Richards Butler
George Spaulding Judge
Mark Strong Bailiff
Frank Wilcox Doctor
Ilka Windish Actor

Technical Credits
Gordon M. Douglas Director
Harry Brown Screenwriter
William Cagney Producer
Carmen Dragon Score Composer
Paul Eagler Special Effects
Walter A. Hannemann Editor
Wiard Ihnen Art Director
Joe Kish Set Decoration/Design
William Kissell Asst. Director
Otis Malcolm Makeup
J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer
Adele Parmenter Costumes/Costume Designer
Truman K. Wood Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [13:22]
3. Chapter 3 [19:13]
4. Chapter 4 [8:53]
5. Chapter 5 [10:45]
6. Chapter 6 [11:52]
7. Chapter 7 [10:07]
8. Chapter 8 [16:36]
9. Chapter 9 [11:49]

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