James Cagney was oh sooooooooooo good as Danny O'Hara and Olivia DeHavilland was so young in her pre-Gone with the Wind role (she would play a similar role in another James Cagney movie The Strawberry Blonde ). Pat O'Brien sounded different, voicewise, but what do I know; I've never seen a pre-1938 James Cagney-Pat O'Brien film until now.
James Cagney made this film worth watching and what fun this film was! He seemed to be really big compared to his on-screen mother. This film also made me feel sorry that I wasn't alive during the 1930s to meet James Cagney; I would've really wanted to meet him.
As well as finding the film funny, I also found it a little sad, especially the scene where James Cagney moves out. Who knew that a romance could rip a family apart!? But I don't think James Cagney's and Pat O'Brien's fighting over the same girl is exaggerated. The same thing could happen between sisters who like the same guy! It's amazing what love can do to people.Most of the dialogue of this film was improvised and the pace was fast. It's very sad that James Cagney films like this aren't on DVD yet. James Cagney made this film at the peak of his stardom. I think he was popular around this time and was possibly one of the top box office stars of the year. I would definitely recommend this film for any James Cagney fan like myself. Also, please chime in with your own comments about this film.