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The Public Enemy (1931)

NR 05/15/1931 (US) CrimeDrama 1h 23m

All his life he took what he wanted...Why not women?


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


  2. Kubec Glasmon


  3. John Bright


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  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


  5. Donald Cook

    Donald Cook

    Mike Powers

  6. Leslie Fenton

    Leslie Fenton

    Samuel 'Nails' Nathan

  7. Beryl Mercer

    Beryl Mercer

    Ma Powers

  8. Robert Emmett O'Connor

    Robert Emmett O'Connor

    Paddy Ryan

  9. Murray Kinnell

    Murray Kinnell

    Putty Nose

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The Public Enemy
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Original Language English

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