Episode 17: The Public Enemy

The Public EnemyThis week, we watch the pre-Hayes Code pre-noir gangster classic, The Public Enemy!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s a great gangster flick. This film is currently available for streaming rental on iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Microsoft, and is also available on DVD. (It’s also currently available for free on YouTube, but the sound on that copy is pretty lousy.)

Join us on February 7th for our episode on Elevator to the Gallows!

The Public Enemy (1931)
The Public Enemy poster Rating: 7.7/10 (17,170 votes)
Director: William A. Wellman
Writer: Kubec Glasmon (by), John Bright (by), Harvey F. Thew (screen adaptation)
Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell
Runtime: 83 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 15 May 1931
Plot: A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.

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