After playing a Gangster for the better part of four years, Cagney was allowed a curveball in ‘G-Men’. Though not without a little prodding to the Warners, Jimmy turned the tables and finally portrayed the law, in one of the better F.B.I. films to this day.
Breaking from his standard typecast, Cagney gets to show a little more range in a restrained lawman looking to use the law as his vehicle of payback. A great turn in a well paced and scripted film.
For Cagney fans or just old school movie lovers, bring the popcorn.