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Public Hero Number 1 (1935)

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89 min | Crime, Drama

A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the group's leader escape from prison to gain his trust.
Writers
Wells Root (screen play) (story) | J. Walter Ruben (story)
Composer
Cinematographer
Gregg Toland (photographed by)
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Updated May 16, 1935

Release date
May 31, 1935 (United States)

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Lionel Barrymore
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Jean Arthur
Maria Theresa O'Reilly Maria Theresa O'Reilly   See fewer
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Chester Morris
Jeff Crane Jeff Crane   See fewer
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Joseph Calleia
Sonny Black Sonny Black   See fewer
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Paul Kelly
James Duff James Duff   See fewer
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Lewis Stone
Prison Warden Prison Warden   See fewer
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Paul Hurst
Rufe Parker Rufe Parker   See fewer
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Sam Baker
Mose Jones Mose Jones   See fewer
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Brooks Benedict
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Brady
Convict in Prison (uncredited) Convict in Prison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Bruno
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Lane Chandler
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Cora Sue Collins
Little Girl (uncredited) Little Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helene Costello
Convict Wife (uncredited) Convict Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nell Craig
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Frank Darien
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James Flavin
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Harry Geise
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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John George
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Jonathan Hale
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Henry Hall
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Lillian Harmer
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Eddie Hart
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Edward Hearn
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Al Hill
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Arthur Housman
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William Irving
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Selmer Jackson
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Gladden James
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John Kelly
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Anderson Lawler
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Frank McGlynn Jr.
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Larry McGrath
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Greta Meyer
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Bob Montgomery
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Bert Moorhouse
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Frank Moran
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Philip Morris
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Pat O'Malley
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Jack Pennick
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Lee Phelps
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Russ Powell
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Stanley Price
Sonny's Henchman (uncredited) Sonny's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Rice
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Bert Roach
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Teru Shimada
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Landers Stevens
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Carl Stockdale
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William Worthington
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6.8 / 10 | 353 votes