The Public Enemy

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The Public Enemy

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The Public Enemy

Release Date: April 23, 1931

Year    :   1931
Slogan    :   «All his life he took what he wanted...Why not women?»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   The Vitaphone Corporation, Warner Bros. Pictures
Director    :   William A. Wellman
Producers    :   Darryl F. Zanuck
Writers    :   Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Harvey F. Thew
RunTime    :   83 mins.

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.




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