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The Public Menace (1935)

72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Non-citizen Arthur marries reporter Murphy for a bogus gangster's confession. A divorce is needed, and Murphy is fired. The gangster wants her to be his girlfriend, the police are outside, and only one who can save her is Murphy.
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Updated Sep 24, 1935

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Sep 30, 1935 (United States)

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Jean Arthur
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Robert Middlemass
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Charles C. Wilson
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6.6 / 10 | 140 votes