History Film / ThePublicEnemy

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.
5th Nov '15 4:44:27 PM eroock
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-->--'''Mike Powers''', confronting his brother
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-->--'''Mike -->-- '''Mike Powers''', confronting his brother

-->--'''Mike Powers''', confronting his brother

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5th Nov '15 4:43:50 PM eroock
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No bolding for work titles. See format rules on How To Create A Works Page, 4th paragraph "No bolding is used for work titles" and FAQ: "What emphasis do I use for the title?: Whatever you do, it does not belong in boldface-font."
'''''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.
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'''''The ''The Public Enemy''''' 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.
2nd Sep '15 4:51:04 AM Mdumas43073
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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.
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''The '''''The Public Enemy'' 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.
9th Mar '15 2:25:27 AM gallium
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Explicitly stated in the opening title card.
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Explicitly InUniverse--in fact, explicitly stated in the opening title card.
16th Feb '15 2:55:32 AM KJMackley
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''The Public Enemy'' is a 1931 [[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode pre-Code]] Creator/WarnerBros gangster film directed by William A. Wellman. 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.
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''The Public Enemy'' is a 1931 [[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode pre-Code]] Creator/WarnerBros gangster film directed by William A. Wellman.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.
11th Sep '14 9:20:07 PM gallium
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* PrettyInMink: Gwen Allen (JeanHarlow).
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* PrettyInMink: Gwen Allen (JeanHarlow).(Creator/JeanHarlow).
9th Dec '13 6:21:51 PM jamespolk
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* PieInTheFace[=/=]FoodSlap: The film [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4R5wZs8cxI iconical scene]] has Tom smashing a half grapefruit into his girlfriend's face.
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* PieInTheFace[=/=]FoodSlap: The film film's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4R5wZs8cxI iconical iconic scene]] has Tom smashing a half grapefruit into his girlfriend's face.
9th Dec '13 6:21:13 PM jamespolk
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* RashandCalmFoils: Tom is the quick-to-anger gangster, while his older brother Mike is the calm, respectable type.
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* RashandCalmFoils: RashAndCalmFoils: Tom is the quick-to-anger gangster, while his older brother Mike is the calm, respectable type.
9th Dec '13 6:20:46 PM jamespolk
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* DownerEnding: Tom's in the hospital due to his injuries from avenging a fallen comrade, and when it looks like he's about to redeem himself, he gets kidnapped by the surviving mob members. But then his family gets a call from a stranger, presumably one of Tom's pals, that Tom's coming home immediately! As the mother and sister tidy up Tom's room, his brother Mike opens the door [[spoiler: and watches Tom's dead body collapse before him]].
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* DownerEnding: Tom's in the hospital due to his injuries from avenging a fallen comrade, and when it looks like he's about to redeem himself, he gets kidnapped by the surviving mob members. But then his family gets a call from a stranger, presumably one of Tom's pals, that Tom's coming home immediately! As the mother and sister tidy up Tom's room, his brother Mike opens the door [[spoiler: and watches Tom's dead body collapse before him]].him.

* RedOniBlueOni: Tom is Red, and his older brother Mike is Blue. * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Tom's reaction to [Matt's death is to steal a pair of pistols from a merchant and charge into the rival mob's hangout.
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* RedOniBlueOni: RashandCalmFoils: Tom is Red, and the quick-to-anger gangster, while his older brother Mike is Blue. the calm, respectable type. * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Tom's reaction to [Matt's Matt's death is to steal a pair of pistols from a merchant and charge into the rival mob's hangout.
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