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People's Enemy

An over-achieving millionaire gangster seeks respectability from those around him.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1935
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Racketeer Vince Falcone is shocked when he is convicted and sentenced to nine years in a Federal prison. Not only had his brilliant lawyer, "Traps" Stuart, gotten him off scott-free in 34 previous trials, but he had paid a fortune to bribe the judge. Vince instructs Stuart to look after his wife, Ann Falcone, whom he had abandoned long before his incarceration. Not only does "Traps" rescue Ann financially, but they fall in love. When Vince's parole is denied, he suspects that his attorney has betrayed him. He succeeds in breaking out of jail, and with a loaded .45, heads for the city to hunt down "Traps" and administer revenge with hot lead.

People's Enemy stars two-time Oscar winner Melvyn Douglas as tough-guy lawyer "Traps" Stuart. Preston Foster co-stars as ruthless gangster Vince Falcone. In that same year, 1935, Foster would appear in Hollywood classics Annie Oakley, The Last Days Of Pompeii and The Informer, three years after his well-known role in Dr. X.

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Preston S. Foster is the "hero" of THE PEOPLE'S ENEMY only in the sense that his is the largest male role. Foster plays a detestable gangster who works his way up to millionaire status. To gain a veneer of respectability, he marries lovely Lila Lee. But when the going gets rough, he deserts both his wife and his young daughter (Sybil Elaine). Upon Foster's arrest, noble and upright Melvyn Douglas is on hand to comfort Lee and her child. THE PEOPLE'S ENEMY was independently financed by Select Productions and released through RKO Radio Pictures.

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Crime | Gangsters

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  • Sales Rank: 13,044
  • UPC: 089218661593
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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