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The Public Enemy
Directed by:
William A. Wellman

Starring James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell, Donald Cook and Leslie Fenton, "The Public Enemy" (also known as "Öffentliche Feind, Der", "Nemico pubblico", "Enemies of the Public") is an Action/Crime/Drama film directed by William A. Wellman, and written by Harvey F. Thew (adaptation), released on April 23 of 1931 in the USA.

Who is the director of "The Public Enemy":

The Public Enemy was directed by William A. Wellman, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before The Public Enemy, William A. Wellman had directed Other Men's Women, released in 1931, Beggars of Life (1928), Ladies of the Mob (1928), The Legion of the Condemned (1928), Wings (1927), and The Boob (1926). Since, he directed Night Nurse, released in 1931, The Hatchet Man (1932), So Big! (1932), Love Is a Racket (1932), The Purchase Price (1932), and Frisco Jenny (1932).

What was the release date of "The Public Enemy":

The Public Enemy was initally released in the United States on Thursday, April 23, 1931.. This was eighty-eight (88) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, September 11, 1931 in France; Tuesday, April 07, 1970 in Germany; Saturday, February 27, 1932 in Italy and on Friday, November 06, 1931 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "The Public Enemy":

At the casting of The Public Enemy we find James Cagney, previously seen in Other Men's Women (1931) and The Doorway to Hell (1930); Jean Harlow (City Lights (1931), Hell's Angels (1930)); Edward Woods () [ more... ]

  • Murray Kinnell and Jean Harlow also appeared together in The Beast of the City, released in 1932.
  • James Cagney and Joan Blondell can also be seen in Sinners' Holiday, released in 1930.
  • James Cagney and Joan Blondell have both also be seen in He Was Her Man, released in 1934.
  • Joan Blondell and James Cagney also worked together in Other Men's Women, released in 1931.

What is the Storyline of "The Public Enemy":

As youngsters, Tom Powers (James Cagney) and his lifelong friend Matt Doyle (Edward Woods) engage in petty theft, selling their loot to "Putty Nose" (Murray Kinnell). When the pair are young men, Putty Nose persuades them to join his gang on a fur warehouse robbery, assuring them he will take care of them if anything goes wrong. When Tom is startled by a stuffed bear, he shoots it, alerting the police, who kill gang member Larry Dalton. Chased by a cop, Tom and Matt have to gun him down. However, when they [...]

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