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The Public Enemy

Directed by William A. Wellman
1931    83m    Passed
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.
Cast of The Public Enemy
  • James CagneyTom Powers
  • Jean HarlowGwen Allen
  • Edward WoodsMatt Doyle
  • Joan BlondellMamie
  • Donald CookMike Powers
  • Leslie FentonSamuel 'Nails' Nathan
  • Beryl MercerMa Powers
  • Robert Emmett O'ConnorPaddy Ryan
  • Murray KinnellPutty Nose
  • Clark BurroughsDutch (uncredited)
  • Mae ClarkeKitty (uncredited)
  • Frank Coghlan Jr.Tom as a Boy (uncredited)
  • George DalyMachine Gunner (uncredited)
  • Frankie DarroMatt as a Boy (uncredited)
  • Snitz EdwardsMiller (uncredited)
  • Rita FlynnMolly Doyle (uncredited)
  • Dorothy GeeNails' Girl (uncredited)
  • Douglas GerrardAssistant Tailor (uncredited)
  • Dorothy GrayLittle Girl (uncredited)
  • Ben Hendricks Jr.'Bugs' Moran as a Boy (uncredited)
  • Robert HomansOfficer Pat Burke (uncredited)
  • Eddie KaneJoe - Headwaiter (uncredited)
  • Mia MarvinJane (uncredited)
  • Sam McDanielHeadwaiter (uncredited)
  • Helen ParrishLittle Girl (uncredited)
  • Lee PhelpsSteve - Bartender (uncredited)
  • Russ PowellBartender (uncredited)
  • Purnell PrattOfficer Powers (uncredited)
  • Nanci PriceLittle Girl (uncredited)
  • Joe SawyerPool Player (uncredited)
  • Landers StevensDoctor (uncredited)
  • William H. StraussPawnbroker (uncredited)
  • Charles SullivanMug (uncredited)
  • Lucille WardMrs. Dalton (uncredited)
  • Adele WatsonMrs. Doyle (uncredited)
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