Overview

Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfound wealth, the duo feels the heat from the cops and rival gangsters both. Despite his ruthless criminal reputation, Tom tries to remain connected to his family, however, gang warfare and the need for revenge eventually pull him away.

  1. William A. Wellman

    Director

  2. John Bright

    Writer

  3. Kubec Glasmon

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. James Cagney

    James Cagney

    Tom Powers

  2. Jean Harlow

    Jean Harlow

    Gwen Allen

  3. Edward Woods

    Edward Woods

    Matt Doyle

  4. Joan Blondell

    Joan Blondell

    Mamie

  5. Donald Cook

    Donald Cook

    Mike Powers

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Status Released

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  • April 23, 1931
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 23m

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