bag·man (băg’mәn) n., pl. –men (mĭn). 1. Slang.

dishonest official; a person who collects, carries, or distributes illegal payoff money.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cagney Hardboils the Bureau of Weights and Measures!

Obviously the FBI was promoting a positive image for itself--and making sure they got federal funding--but at some point Hollywood had to go that extra, bordering on superfluous, mile! What we got was James Cagney in The Great Guy! Cagney stars as an agent of (get this!) The Bureau of Weights and Measures. Tune in at 9:45 and you'll see our wiry little Fed take down America's Worst Enemy--a butcher with his thumb on the scale!

Strangely enough, this one of my favorite Cagney movies.

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