The Public Enemy
is a 1931 pre-code gangster movie directed by William Wellman and starring James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell. It is exactly what you might expect, but you already knew that by the cast list. This is one of those "best" films you see in lists.
It's listed in the book 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
calls it "one of the earliest and best of the gangster films from Warner Bros. in the thirties." Rotten Tomatoes
has a critics score of 100%.
Yup, this one is a good one. Hard to believe Cagney was a song and dance man with the tough guys and thugs he played.ReplyDelete
Ain't it the truth! The man had a big range.Delete
I don't watch many films but this was really good. Have a great weekend, ValerieReplyDelete
This is pretty widely respected, I think.Delete
A classic!! :)ReplyDelete
Yes! I was surprised I hadn't seen this before as many old movies as I've seen in my day, but I'm glad to have seen it now.Delete
I've been binging on Death of an Expert Witness (all 7 episodes) and have just watched this two part movie, too. No wonder I'm late visiting people. I MUST learn to take these movies in smaller doses (grin). THAK you for these links.ReplyDelete
I do like Dalgliesh and binge-watching lolDelete
Such a movie classic! James Cagney always plays great gangsters, does he ...lol 😉. I hope you have had a lovely week, we've been busy getting ready for visitors that are staying for week, they arrive today. Happy weekend! J 😊 xReplyDelete
Cagney did have a way about him. So much talent! We got 20 minutes of steady rain yesterday afternoon, and my plants were happy to see it. Enjoy your visitors! :)Delete