The Public Enemy

  • 1931
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Fascinating and brutally realistic, THE PUBLIC ENEMY, along with LITTLE CAESAR, BAD COMPANY, and SCARFACE, set the pattern for the gangster films of the 1930s. It also made a star of its volatile leading man, James Cagney, and confirmed director William Wellman as a major force in talkies. The film opens with two young Irish boys, Tom (Frank Coghlan) and...read more

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00:48 — A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.
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00:46 — The trailer for The Public Enemy. Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, two tough young kids growing up poor in Chicago, work for Putty Nose, a fence. He sets up (more…)

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One ruthless hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the criminal underworld, from the bottom tier to the very top, even as the threat of an explosive gang war looms in the distance. Famous for the scene where gangster James Cagney gives girlfriend Mae Clark (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Fascinating and brutally realistic, THE PUBLIC ENEMY, along with LITTLE CAESAR, BAD COMPANY, and SCARFACE, set the pattern for the gangster films of the 1930s. It also made a star of its volatile leading man, James Cagney, and confirmed director William We… (more)

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