The Villain: This wasn’t the first time that Jimmy Cagney had played the villain, but rarely had his creations been quite so evil. Murdering his subordinates as and when he feels like it, he’s a dyed in the wool psychotic who has a distinctly unhealthy relationship with his mother. Don’t they all?
Meanest Moment: “You wouldn’t kill me in cold blood, would ya?” snivels one underling. “No,” grins Cody, “I’ll let ya warm up a little.” Nicest Quality: We would say his love for his mum, but a grown man sitting atop his mother’s knee is taking things a little too far.