Angels with dirty faces (1938) James Cagney playing a gangster called "Rocky" is about to go to the electric chair for various gangland killings and is asked by his "best pal" who is a Catholic priest if he will fake his fear of dying in the chair so it will put off a young bunch of lads who look up to Rocky and who think he is a real "tough nut" who isn't afraid of dying.Rocky has told his "best pal" that he won't die like a coward and refuses his request to do so.The film cuts to rocky being taken to the chair and all of a sudden Rocky starts to scream in terror and has to be dragged to the chair.
The question is did Rocky really turn "yella" or "fake" it for the benefit of the young lads as he was asked to by his best mate the Priest.
The best AMBIGUOUS ending to a film EVER.
For what it's worth I believe Rocky faked it for the good of the young lads.
I hope this made sense to anyone reading it.