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The Public Enemy (1931)

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James Cagney James Cagney
Tom Powers
Jean Harlow Jean Harlow
Gwen Allen
Edward Woods Edward Woods
Matt Doyle
Donald Cook Donald Cook
Mike Powers
Leslie Fenton Leslie Fenton
Samuel 'Nails' Nathan
Beryl Mercer Beryl Mercer
Ma Powers


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Tough enemy

3 months, 3 weeks ago at Aug 5 20:31
There was no real doubt that 'The Public Enemy' would be great. There were many great gangster films at the time that far from played it safe and were actually remarkably bold. William A Wellman was always great at taking difficult and quite heavy stories and giving them a sensitive yet packing a big punch while not pulling back in any way. Have for a while really liked James Cagney and it was int... read more
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In 1909, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle are best friends and juvenile criminals. Tom's brother Mike is a correct teenager. Along the years, Tom (James Cagney) and Matt (Edward Woods) get older and ranked in criminal scale of their gang leaded by Nails Nathan (Leslie Fenton). When Nails dies in an accident, his gang becomes weaker and is attacked by other criminal groups.
Release date: 15 May 1931
UPC: 012569690622
Tags: Gangster (9), Crime (8), Drama (6), 1930s (6), 1931 (6), Action (4), Revenge (4), Kidnapping (4), Prohibition (4), Beer (4), Suspense (3), Police (3), Piano (3), Bomb (3), Thriller (2), Black & White (2), Billiards (2), Escalator (2), Gun Store (2), (2)
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Kyle Ellis posted a review 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Tough enemy

“There was no real doubt that 'The Public Enemy' would be great. There were many great gangster films at the time that far from played it safe and were actually remarkably bold. William A Wellman was always great at taking difficult and quite heavy stories and giving them a sensitive yet packing a big punch while not pulling back in any way. Have for a while really liked James Cagney and it was interesting to see him in the film that shed the image that he had before taking on tougher roles.Luckily, 'The Public Enemy' did not disappoint. Wellman did a lot of fine films in the 30s and 'The Public Enemy' is absolutely one of them, one of the best. It is a great representation of Cagney, who shows perfectly why these sort of roles suited him so well, and of gangster films at the time. Showing ” read more

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