Johnny Eager (MOD)

The city prosecutor's daughter knows Johnny is bad news - and, oh, how she'd love to be bad. Johnny uses everybody in a scheme to secure his crime empire and revenge himself against the city prosecutor who once put him behind bars.


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Johnny Eager (MOD)
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (8)
  • Great story (6)
  • Emotionally engaging (4)
  • Epic cast (4)
  • Broad appeal (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • At home (4)
  • Adult viewers (3)
  • Travel (3)
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5.0

HOT CLASSIC WITH STYLE W/SIZZELING STARS

By KENNY

from PARTS-UNKNOWN JUST DUE NORTH,NORTH POLE

About Me Movie Buff

Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Emotionally Engaging
  • Engaging Characters
  • Epic Cast
  • Great Cinematography
  • Great Story

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • In The Car
    • Perfect Gift
    • Special Needs
    • Travel
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about Johnny Eager (MOD):

    HOT CLASSIC STYLE WITH ROBERT TAYLOR AS THE LEAD AND WIH LANA TURNER THEY SIZZEL TOGETHER IN THIS FILM NOIR DRAMA!!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    OK movie BUT!

    By Baron von Tecumseh

    from Holy Toledo

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Epic Cast
    • Great Story

    Cons

    • Taylor No Gangster

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • In The Car
    • Travel

    Comments about Johnny Eager (MOD):

    I like this movie ,the only downside is Robert Taylor just doesn't make much of a gangster when compared to,Cagney,Bogart,Robinson,Paulie Walnuts!
    Lana looks great in this movie.
    I would have prefered Taylors wife Barbara Stanwyck in the lead she is much tougher then her husband Robert Taylor,and the love sences with Lana would have been "Legendary"!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    TNT explosive in Johnny Eager !

    By Charlie B

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Movie Buff

    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Engaging Characters
    • Great Story

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home

      Comments about Johnny Eager (MOD):

      This is a crime noir from MGM with good looking Lana Turner & Robert Taylor falling in love against their better judgement with good on-screen chemistry. Van Heflin won a best supporting actor for his portrayal of a likeable intellectual drunk side-kick. Like Humphrey Bogart & Alan Ladd - Robert Turner plays his role with a flat affect until the end of the picture when love makes him noble. Enjoyable watch !

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Classic

      By J.Gabin

      from Pasadena, CA

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Emotionally Engaging
      • Engaging Characters
      • Epic Cast
      • Great Cinematography
      • Great Story

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Perfect Gift
        • Travel
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about Johnny Eager (MOD):

        R.Taylor +L.Turner+V.Heflin= Fine Film Noir

        However the dvd was just "OK", the film source print is in need of restoration for sure!.
        still there are lots of white specks, a few bad frames, and image quite damaged, but contrast, and black level are quite good and also the sound is quite clear!
        So still very watchable print.
        For a better source print, restoration, video quality, and extra try this french edition (dvd zone 2) from wild side video: high quality not DVD-R but DVD.
        Classic Film Noir.
        HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Crime thriller delivers

        By kim!n

        from Long Beach, CA

        About Me Movie Buff

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        Pros

        • Emotionally Engaging
        • Engaging Characters
        • Great Story

        Cons

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            Comments about Johnny Eager (MOD):

            "Johnny Eager" is a slick prewar crime thriller with elements of film noir that impart a glossy dark ambiance. The script is topnotch and the acting is very good. Even where a performance shines a little less, as with Lana Turner, the chemistry between Turner and Robert Taylor deliver on the tagline promise of "T 'n' T."

            The well-paced story is engaging. Assorted characters and subplots weave together artfully to spotlight Johnny Eager's self-serving character; his relationship with society girl Lisbeth (Lana Turner) is the catalyst for the changes within him that charge the climax. Fans of film noir dialog won't want to miss the barbed musings of Johnny's drunken admirer-confidante Jeff (Van Heflin).

            (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Low Quality Product

            By Jim

            from Blairsden, CA

            About Me Movie Buff

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Johnny Eager (MOD):

                Low quality DVD-R product.

                (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Lana Turner. is a.20th n 21th era.FOX.

                By drking

                from USA

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

                • Broad Appeal
                • Emotionally Engaging
                • Engaging Characters
                • Epic Cast
                • Great Cinematography
                • Great Story

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Johnny Eager (MOD):

                    NOIR. Know your history.What ever it may be.The film industry is not going back for centuries.It is sophisticated but at the same time not really that convoluted where there is no evidence to back up your opinion."CITIZEN KANE" is a strong starting place.

                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful classic crime film noir

                    By Classic Film Noir Fan

                    from San Francisco East Bay, CA

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Johnny Eager (MOD):

                        A must for classic film noir and crime film fans looking to add to their collection or broaden their classic film experience. Robert Taylor plays the crook Johnny Eager who wants to reopen his race track. However the D.A. blocks the reopening. Eager then seduces the D.A.'s step daughter, played by Lana Turner, and makes her believe she murdered someone in order to manipulate her step father. Eager says he'll keep quiet if the father allows the race track to open. But then Eager falls in love with her and starts to develop a conscience. Early role for "the sweater girl" Lana Turner, whose part is not that big. Robert Taylor does an excellent job playing the lead and taking his character through transformations toward good. A nice ironic twist at the end.

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