The Public Enemy (1930)

Public Enemy
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 14mins.
Genres Drama, Crime
Keywords 1920s, gangster
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Charles Sullivan Actor Mug 1 1000029
Douglas Gerrard Actor Assistant Tailor 1 1000030
Sam MacDaniel Actor Negro Head Waiter 1 1000031
William Strauss Actor Pawnbroker 1 1000032
Eddie Kane Actor Head Waiter 1 1000028
George Daly Actor Machinegunner 1 1000027
Dorothy Gray Actor Little Girl 1 1000024
Nancie Price Actor Little Girl 1 1000025
Ben Hendricks III Actor Bugs--as a boy 1 1000026
Louise Brooks Actor n/a 1 1000033
William A. Wellman Director n/a 2 2000001
Ed McCormick Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Mendoza Music music director 120781 8000001
Max Parker Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Earl Luick Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Dev Jennings Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
John M Bright From Story ("Beer and Blood") 120870 4000003
Darryl F Zanuck Producer n/a 3 3000001
Harvey Thew Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kubec Glasmon From Story ("Beer and Blood") 120870 4000002
Helen Parrish Actor Little Girl 1 1000023
Adel Watson Actor Mrs Doyle 1 1000022
Leslie Fenton Actor Samuel 'Nails' Nathan 1 1000007
Mae Clarke Actor Kitty 1 1000008
Murray Kinnell Actor Putty Nose 1 1000009
Rita Flynn Actor Molly Doyle 1 1000010
Joan Blondell Actor Mame 1 1000006
Donald Cook Actor Mike Powers 1 1000005
Eddie Woods Actor Matt Doyle 1 1000002
Jean Harlow Actor Gwen Allen 1 1000003
Beryl Mercer Actor Ma Powers 1 1000004
Snitz Edwards Actor Hack 1 1000011
Ben Hendricks Jr. Actor Bugs Moran 1 1000012
Purnell Pratt Actor Officer Powers 1 1000018
Lee Phelps Actor Bartender Steve 1 1000019
Mia Marvin Actor Jane 1 1000020
Clark Burroughs Actor Dutch 1 1000021
Dororthy Gee Actor Nails' Girl 1 1000017
Robert E Homans Actor Officer Pat Burke 1 1000016
Frank Coghlan Jr. Actor Tom--as a boy 1 1000013
Edward Woods Actor Matt Doyle 1 1000014
Frankie Darro Actor Matt--as a boy 1 1000015
James Cagney Actor Tom Powers 1 1000001
Tom Powers and Matt Doyle are teenage hoodlums who become gangsters in 1920s Chicago, much to the dismay of their law-abiding families. Tom and Matt's gang go into bootlegging during Prohibition and, as their heady lifestyle flourishes, Tom's ruthlessness leads him to rise to a position of great power. Tom remains loyal to his family, but his attempts to help his widowed mother with his financial success create conflict with his older brother, a WWI veteran who rejects Tom's immorality. Tom's escalating greed and recklessness cause a gang war and eventually prove to be his undoing.