Movie Fact #755 – May 18th, 2015:

Remember in the 1990 film “Home Alone” where the lead character Kevin McCallister (Played by Macaulay Culkin) is eating a big ice cream sundae and watches that noir film titled “Angels with Filthy Souls”. In the 1992 sequel “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”, Kevin is again seen watching scenes from a sequel to “Angels with Filthy Souls”, this time titled “Angels with Even Filthier Souls”. Both films star actor Ralph Foody as the fictional gangster character Johnny.

In reality, both “Angels with Filthy Souls” and it’s sequel “Angels with Even Filthier” are fake films, both parodies of the real 1938 gangster film “Angels with Dirty Faces”. Foody as the character Johnny is most likely a parody of actor James Cagney who played the lead gangster character Rocky Sullivan in “Angels with Dirty Faces”.

So just backtracking, the films within the “Home Alone” films are parodies of another film with the characters from the parodies being parodies of that original gangster film. All good?

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