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The Public Enemy (1931)

Not Rated
83 min | Crime, Drama

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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Writers
Kubec Glasmon (by) | John Bright (by) | Harvey F. Thew (screen adaptation) (as Harvey Thew)
Cinematographer
Devereaux Jennings (photography) (as Dev Jennings)
Editor
Edward M. McDermott (edited by) (as Edw. M. McDermott)
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Updated Apr 23, 1931

Release date
May 15, 1931 (United States)

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James Cagney
Tom Powers Tom Powers   See fewer
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Jean Harlow
Gwen Allen Gwen Allen   See fewer
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Edward Woods
Matt Doyle Matt Doyle   See fewer
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Donald Cook
Mike Powers Mike Powers   See fewer
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Leslie Fenton
Samuel 'Nails' Nathan Samuel 'Nails' Nathan   See fewer
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Beryl Mercer
Ma Powers Ma Powers   See fewer
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Robert Emmett O'Connor
Paddy Ryan (as Robert O'Connor) Paddy Ryan (as Robert O'Connor)   See fewer
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Murray Kinnell
Putty Nose Putty Nose   See fewer
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Clark Burroughs
Dutch (uncredited) Dutch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mae Clarke
Kitty (uncredited) Kitty (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Coghlan Jr.
Tom as a Boy (uncredited) Tom as a Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Daly
Machine Gunner (uncredited) Machine Gunner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frankie Darro
Matt as a Boy (uncredited) Matt as a Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Snitz Edwards
Miller (uncredited) Miller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rita Flynn
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Dorothy Gee
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Douglas Gerrard
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Dorothy Gray
Little Girl (uncredited) Little Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Hendricks Jr.
'Bugs' Moran as a Boy (uncredited) 'Bugs' Moran as a Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Officer Pat Burke (uncredited) Officer Pat Burke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Joe - Headwaiter (uncredited) Joe - Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mia Marvin
Jane (uncredited) Jane (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam McDaniel
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Helen Parrish
Little Girl (uncredited) Little Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Steve - Bartender (uncredited) Steve - Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Powell
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Purnell Pratt
Officer Powers (uncredited) Officer Powers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nanci Price
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Joe Sawyer
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Landers Stevens
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. Strauss
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Charles Sullivan
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Lucille Ward
Mrs. Dalton (uncredited) Mrs. Dalton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mrs. Doyle (uncredited) Mrs. Doyle (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 16,177 votes