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1,013 Ratings

White Heat

Directed by Raoul Walsh
United States, 1949
Film noir


A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn.

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White Heat Directed by Raoul Walsh

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1950 | Nominee: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

National Film Preservation Board

2003 | Winner: National Film Registry

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1950 | Nominee: Best Motion Picture

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