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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The Public Enemy - Official Trailer
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…)