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Public Enemy / Enemies Of The Public


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  Public Enemy  / Enemies Of The Public Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
8.50 /10
 
Starring
James Cagney , Edward Woods, Jean Harlow
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Directed by: William Wellman
Written by: Harvey Thew, from a story by Kubec Glasmon, John Bright


 
 
 
Released: 1931
   
Genre: THRILLER
IMPORTANT
CRIME
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 84
 
 


 
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Just another gangster film... weaker than most in its story, stronger than most in its acting.

(New York Times)

Well-told and its intensity is relieved by scenes of the central characters slugging bartenders and slapping their women across the face. US audiences, long trained by the press to glorify thugs, last week laughed loudly at such comedy and sat speell-bound through the serious parts... It carries to its ultimate abnsurdity the fashion for romanticising gangsters, for even in defeat the public enemy is endowed with grandeur.

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