Public Enemy

1931

public-enemyDirector:
William Wellman

Screenplay:
Harvey Thew, Kubec
Glasmon, John Bright

Cast:
James Cagney, Edward Woods, Leslie Fenton, Joan Blondell, Mae Clark, Jean Harlow

Overview:
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.

Rating:

Format: VHS

 

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