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* PoliceAreUseless:

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* PoliceAreUseless:PoliceAreUseless: Jeff has to circumvent police regulations to be able to stop Sonny.


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* EmbarassingFirstName: Maria-Theresa is embarrassed by her name, mostly because it makes her Italian heritage obvious.

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* EmbarassingFirstName: EmbarrassingFirstName: Maria-Theresa is embarrassed by her name, mostly because it makes her Italian heritage obvious.


* SonnyDudeDiesFirst: In a hideaway where Sonny stays, he kills the proprietor for not protecting him properly from being caught, leaving him to resort to running away when he’s extremely injured.
* SonnyAlleyDoctor: Dr. Glass is the doctor to the gangsters.

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* SonnyDudeDiesFirst: BlackDudeDiesFirst: In a hideaway where Sonny stays, he kills the proprietor for not protecting him properly from being caught, leaving him to resort to running away when he’s extremely injured.
* SonnyAlleyDoctor: BackAlleyDoctor: Dr. Glass is the doctor to the gangsters.

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''Public Hero #1'' (1935) is a crime drama starring Chester Morris, Creator/JeanArthur, and Creator/LionelBarrymore.

Undercover G-man Jeff (Morris) infiltrates Sonny Black’s (Joseph Calleia) gang to dismantle it. Infiltrating into the gang becomes more complicated when he meets Sonny’s sister Terry (Arthur) and falls in love.
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!!This film shows the following tropes:
*TheAlcoholic: Dr. Glass (Barrymore) is always drunk and can only work on Sonny when he sobers up.
*SonnyDudeDiesFirst: In a hideaway where Sonny stays, he kills the proprietor for not protecting him properly from being caught, leaving him to resort to running away when he’s extremely injured.
*SonnyAlleyDoctor: Dr. Glass is the doctor to the gangsters.
*DeadpanSnarker: Jeff and Terry have their moments.
*DrinkingOnDuty: Dr. Glass has to be sober in able to do his work, but he does sneak in several drinks while he does it.
*ContrivedCoincidence: Jeff bumps into Terry on a bus, and she happens to be Sonny’s sister.
*TheInfiltration: Jeff goes to jail, befriends Sonny, and escapes with him just to take him down.
*BecomingTheMask: Jeff has to do this to become a gangster.
*GreatEscape: Jeff and Sonny break out of jail together.
*EmbarassingFirstName: Maria-Theresa is embarrassed by her name, mostly because it makes her Italian heritage obvious.
*InLoveWithTheGangstersGirl: The gangster’s sister, more specifically. Jeff falls for Terry, hard.
*KnightInSourArmor: Jeff has to put a tough front to fit into the Sonny gang, but Terry notices this front and calls him out on it.
*MagicPlasticSurgery: Averted: The plastic surgery seems to only have aged up Sonny.
*PoliceAreUseless:
*TomboyishName: Terry hates her given name, Maria-Theresa.
*TheSyndicate: Sonny is the head of his gang
*NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Jeff fights off Theresa’s advances: however, since his trying to take down Sonny he doesn’t want to involve her in the mess.
*WouldHitAGirl: Sonny has no qualms hitting his own sister.
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