Harvey Thew, Kubec
Glasmon, John Bright
James Cagney, Edward Woods, Leslie Fenton, Joan Blondell, Mae Clark, Jean Harlow
Cagney’s career was launched by this story of two Irish boys growing up in a Chicago shantytown to become Prohibition-era hoodlums. Clark and Blondell are the gangster’s molls. Still powerful today in it’s gritty realism and brutality, this is the film where Cagney smashes a grapefruit in his girlfriend’s face.
This film’s alternate title is Enemies of the Public. Based on the novel by Kubec Glasmon.