The Public Enemy (23-Apr-1931)|
Director: William A. Wellman
Writers: Kubec Glasmon; John Bright; Harvey Thew
Keywords: Crime, Prohibition
A small-time Irish gangster's career is on the rise in prohibition-era Chicago. Breakout role for Jimmy Cagney, who completely owns this picture. Originally, Edward Woods was cast as the lead, but director Wellman swapped the two. Pre-code, there is plenty of innuendo but the violence occurs off-screen.
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