Arthur "Cody" Jarrett
- You know something, Verna, if I turn my back for long enough for Big Ed to put a hole in it, there'd be a hole in it.
- Big Ed ... great big Ed. Y'know why they call 'im that? 'Cause his ideas are big. One day he's gonna get a really big one ... about me. And it'll be his last.
- I told you to stay away from that radio. If that battery's dead, it'll have company.
- Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
- Note: ranked #18 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.
- Verna Jarrett: I'd look good in a mink coat, honey.
- Arthur "Cody" Jarrett: You'd look good in a shower curtain.
- Verna Jarrett: Cody, my radio won't work.
- Arthur "Cody" Jarrett: Whuddya want for it, unemployment insurance?
- Arthur "Cody" Jarrett: A copper, a copper. How do you like that, boys? A copper, and his name is Fallon. And we went for it, I went for it. Treated him like a kid brother. And I was gonna split 50-50 with a copper!
- Hank Fallon: Come on get up, get your hands up!
- Arthur "Cody" Jarrett: Maybe they're waiting to pin a medal on 'im.
- Hank Fallon: Solid gold!
- Arthur "Cody" Jarrett: Yeah, that's it, a nice gold medal for the copper. Only maybe he's gonna get it sooner than he thinks!
- James Cagney - Arthur "Cody" Jarrett
- Virginia Mayo - Verna Jarrett
- Edmond O'Brien - Hank Fallon aka "Vic Pardo"
- Margaret Wycherly - "Ma" Jarrett
- Steve Cochran - "Big Ed" Somers
- Ford Rainey - Zuckie
- John Archer - Philip Evans
- Wally Cassell - "Cotton" Valletti
- Fred Clark - Daniel "The Trader" Winston
- Ian MacDonald - "Bo" Creel
- Paul Guilfoyle - Roy Parker
- G. Pat Collins - "Reader" Curtin
- Fred Coby - "Happy" Taylor
- Pick up the pieces folks, Jimmy's in action again!
- Searing the screen like the death-blast of a sub-machine gun!!!
- JAMES CAGNEY in His New Warner Bros. Hit
- JAMES CAGNEY is red hot in "WHITE HEAT"
- His New Hit from Warner Bros.
- New hit! - New heights!
- JAMES CAGNEY IS RED HOT IN "WHITE HEAT"
- JAMES CAGNEY in his new Warner hit "White Heat"
- A Warner Bros. Smash Hit!