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The Public Enemy (Blu-ray)

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Format:  Blu-ray
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 21, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1931
  • Label: Turner Classic Movie
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by Film Historian Robert Sklar
    • Leonard Maltin Hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1931 with Newsreel, Comedy Short The Eyes Have It, Cartoon Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • Featurette Beer and Blood: Enemies of the Public
    • 1954 Rerelease Foreword
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I ain't so tough."
  - Tom Powers (James Cagney)

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh100%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 30

Upright84%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 7,499
If there are to be gangster pictures, let them be like The Public Enemy, hard-boiled and vindictive almost to the point of burlesque. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Apr 19, 2019
The approach is direct and unpretentious, the pace is brisk, the whole thing lasts eighty-four minutes and it has more in it than a half-dozen of those lethargic three-hour-plus epics we get nowadays. Full Review
Esquire Magazine
Jul 30, 2019
[S]eductively enthralling...
Entertainment Weekly
Jan 28, 2005
There's no lace on this picture. It's raw and brutal. It's low-brow material given such workmanship as to make it high-brow. Full Review
Variety
Oct 30, 2007
...Cagney is magnificent, totally dominating the screen... -- 4 out of 5 stars
Total Film
Mar 1, 2000
Cagney's energy and Wellman's gutsy direction carry the day, counteracting the moralistic sentimentality of the script and indelibly etching the star on the memory as a definitive gangster hero. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 4/4 -- Crime may not pay, but The Public Enemy was one of the first pictures to recognize that it sure can be exciting to watch. Full Review
LarsenOnFilm
Jul 5, 2009

Product Description:

In William Wellman's classic crime film THE PUBLIC ENEMY, James Cagney does a star turn as Tom Powers, a trouble-ridden individual who rises from the position of cheap thug to that of a powerful Prohibition gangster. When his best friend is murdered, Powers self-destructively seeks deadly retaliation. He picks fights. He slaps women around. He roughs up speakeasy owners and tells them whom they'll get their hooch from and how much they'll order. Fists, kisses, and guns are the only things Tom knows. He eventually gets promoted to become the muscleman of mobster Nails Nathan (Leslie Fenton). But Tom's violent acts are about to catch up with him. After Tom guns down a cop, he's on the run. Later, thugs dump him, beaten, on the doorstep of his estranged and horrified family. It's only then that Tom realizes his decision to live the gangster life has been an irrevocable and deadly choice. Known as the picture that launched Cagney into stardom, THE PUBLIC ENEMY doesn't hold back from exposing the violence and tedium underscoring this ostensibly sexy life of crime. The screenplay, based on a story entitled BEER AND BLOOD by John Bright and written by Harvey F. Thew, was nominated for an Academy Award.

Plot Synopsis:

Tom Powers enjoys proving to others why he is the Prohibition era's public enemy number one. But things are about to change.

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Production Notes:

  • PUBLIC ENEMY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1998.
  • This is the famed gangster tale in which Cagney pushes a grapefruit into Mae Clark's face.
  • In the second show of THE SOPRANOS third season, Tony Soprano watched THE PUBLIC ENEMY, taken with the relationship between the gangster and his mother.

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  • UPC: 883929282609
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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