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The Public Enemy

James Cagney star's as Tom Powers, a trouble-ridden individual who rises from the position of cheap thug to that of a powerful Prohibition gangster. When his best friend is murdered, Powers self-destructively seeks deadly retaliation.

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Released: Apr 23rd, 1931
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

The Public Enemy Main Cast

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James Cagney
James Cagney
plays Tom Powers
Jean Harlow
Jean Harlow
plays Gwen Allen
Edward Woods
Edward Woods
plays Matt Doyle
Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell
plays Mamie
Donald Cook
Donald Cook
plays Mike Powers
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Louise Brooks was offered Jean Harlow's role in this film.
  • Louise Brooks is in studio records/casting call lists playing "Bess" in this movie, but she and her character, did not appear.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): In the scene were Tom and Mike are talking at the kitchen table Tom's hat brim goes from being up to down without Tom touching it.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): Although the story takes place immediately after World War I, in the early 1920s, all of the cars, music, and women's hairstyles and fashions are from 1931.
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