History Film / ThePublicEnemy

17th Feb '17 8:28:15 PM Tnoel
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* Foreshadowing: When Putty Nose walks down the street he sees a black cat crossing his path [[spoiler: before Tom and Matt kill him]].

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: When Putty Nose walks down the street he sees a black cat crossing his path [[spoiler: before Tom and Matt kill him]].
17th Feb '17 8:25:50 PM Tnoel
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*AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler: Putty Nose begs and pleads to Tom and Mike when they are about to kill him]].


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* Foreshadowing: When Putty Nose walks down the street he sees a black cat crossing his path [[spoiler: before Tom and Matt kill him]].
10th Jan '17 9:41:20 AM jamespolk
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Creator/JeanHarlow appears as Gwen, Tom's moll. Creator/JoanBlondell plays an earlier girlfriend that gets thrown over in favor of Gwen.

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Creator/JeanHarlow appears as Gwen, Tom's moll. Creator/JoanBlondell plays an earlier girlfriend that gets thrown over in favor of Gwen.
Gwen. Mae Clarke plays yet another girlfriend, who has a memorable encounter with a grapefruit.
10th Jan '17 9:39:12 AM jamespolk
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The "Public Enemy" of the film is Tom Powers (Cagney), a young man living in the projects of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. He starts out with petty crime as a juvenile, but Prohibition offers him a chance to graduate to bootlegging and murder. Crime doesn't pay, though, and Tom, the public enemy, is destined for a bad end.

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The "Public Enemy" of the film is Tom Powers (Cagney), a young man living in the projects of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. He starts out with petty crime as a juvenile, but Prohibition offers him a chance to graduate to bootlegging and murder. Crime doesn't pay, though, and Tom, the public enemy, is destined for a bad end.
end, "the end of every hoodlum."
10th Jan '17 9:38:13 AM jamespolk
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The "Public Enemy" of the film is Tom Powers (Cagney), a young man living in the projects of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. He starts out with petty crime as juvenile, but Prohibition offers him a chance to graduate to bootlegging and murder.

Creator/JeanHarlow appears as Gwen, Tom's moll.

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The "Public Enemy" of the film is Tom Powers (Cagney), a young man living in the projects of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. He starts out with petty crime as a juvenile, but Prohibition offers him a chance to graduate to bootlegging and murder.

murder. Crime doesn't pay, though, and Tom, the public enemy, is destined for a bad end.

Creator/JeanHarlow appears as Gwen, Tom's moll.
moll. Creator/JoanBlondell plays an earlier girlfriend that gets thrown over in favor of Gwen.
29th Nov '16 3:28:01 PM LongTallShorty64
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* SiblingRivarly: A great deal of the film's conflict is between Tom and Mike.

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* SiblingRivarly: SiblingRivalry: A great deal of the film's conflict is between Tom and Mike.
22nd Sep '16 3:07:22 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AntiHero: Tom Powers.



* CoolGuns: Tom's revolver.



* FoodSlap: Famously done with a grapefruit.
* FreudianExcuse: It's suggested that Tom grew up to be such a violent {{Jerkass}} because he got spanked a lot when he was a kid.



* OfficerOHara: A stereotypical Irish cop is friend to the Powers family.

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* OfficerOHara: A stereotypical Irish cop is friend to the Powers family.MOHSScaleOfViolenceHardness: It scores a 3.


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* OfficerOHara: A stereotypical Irish cop is friend to the Powers family.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There are two guys named Patrick, but most of the time they're called Paddy Ryan and Pat Burke, so there's no reason to get confused.


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* SiblingRivarly: A great deal of the film's conflict is between Tom and Mike.


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* TragicHero: Arguably Tom. [[spoiler:He dies just as he promises to go straight]].


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* VillainProtagonist: Tom, again.
* WouldHitAGirl: More like shove a grapefruit into a girl's face.
23rd Aug '16 4:06:02 AM jamespolk
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''The Public Enemy'' is a 1931 [[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode pre-Code]] Creator/WarnerBros gangster film directed by Creator/WilliamAWellman. It's often seen as the film that made Creator/JamesCagney a star. It also typecast him as a tough guy and gangster, and he kept playing roles like that throughout TheThirties.

The "Public Enemy" of the film is Tom Powers (Cagney), a young man living in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} during Prohibition whose crimes progress from small-time theft to bootlegging and murder.

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''The Public Enemy'' is a 1931 [[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] Creator/WarnerBros gangster film directed by Creator/WilliamAWellman. It's often seen as the film that made Creator/JamesCagney a star. It also typecast him as a tough guy and gangster, and he kept playing roles like that throughout TheThirties.

The "Public Enemy" of the film is Tom Powers (Cagney), a young man living in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} during the projects of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. He starts out with petty crime as juvenile, but Prohibition whose crimes progress from small-time theft offers him a chance to graduate to bootlegging and murder.
murder.

Creator/JeanHarlow appears as Gwen, Tom's moll.



* PrettyInMink: Gwen Allen (Creator/JeanHarlow).

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* PrettyInMink: Gwen Allen (Creator/JeanHarlow).wears some lovely minks.
3rd Jun '16 10:43:06 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I ain't so tough!"'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I [[caption-width-right:300:''"I ain't so tough!"'']]
5th Nov '15 4:45:41 PM eroock
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* BookEnds: Opens with a message that this film's purpose isn't to glorify gangsters, and closes with the message that 'The Public Enemy' is a problem in society that must be stopped.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: Opens with a message that this film's purpose isn't to glorify gangsters, and closes with the message that 'The Public Enemy' is a problem in society that must be stopped.
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