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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.

Details

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Released: Apr 23rd, 1931
Budget: N/A
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Rating:
Runtime: 83 Minutes
Genres: Action / Crime / Drama
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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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  • According to James Cagney's autobiography, Mae Clarke's ex-husband, Lew Brice, enjoyed the "grapefruit scene" so much that he went to the movie theater everyday just to watch that scene only and leave.
  • James Cagney based his performance on Chicago gangster Dean O'Bannion, and two New York City hoodlums he had known as a youth.
  • The infamous grapefruit scene caused women's groups around America to protest the on-screen abuse of Mae Clarke.
  • Louise Brooks was offered Jean Harlow's role in this film.
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