The New Pictures, Sep. 27, 1943

Johnny Come Lately (United Artists). When Actor James and Producer William Cagney quit Warner Bros., a year ago last March, and sank $750,000 in a new, independent production, plenty of Hollywood's bigwigs wished them all the bad luck in the world. In trade jargon, the Cagney brothers were dealing "a blow to the industry." If they succeeded, there were plenty of other stars, directors, writers and producers itching to try their own hands at independent production. And not even their worst wishers doubted that the Cagneys would succeed.

The Cagneys' first independent film suggests...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!