Film Details



THE PUBLIC ENEMY
Release Date: 15 May 1931
Duration (in mins): 74 or 83
Cast:
James Cagney (Tom Powers)
Jean Harlow (Gwen Allen)
Edward Woods (Matt Doyle)
Joan Blondell (Mamie)
Donald Cook (Mike Powers)
Director:
William A. Wellman (Dir)
Writer:
Kubec Glasmon (Scr)
John Bright (Scr)
Producer:
Darryl F. Zanuck
Distribution
Company:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Production
Company:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Summary:
Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, two tough young kids growing up poor in Chicago, work for Putty Nose, a fence. He sets up a robbery deal for them, promising to get them out of trouble if anything goes wrong, but when they bungle the job he abandons them. During Prohibition, they find a new ally, Paddy Ryan, who sets them up in the illegal brewery business. When Mike, Tom's older brother returns from World War I, he berates Tom for his dealings with gangsters and Tom angrily leaves home. The gang'...