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The Public Enemy

Synopsis

[[Performer~P116375~William Wellman~williamwellman]]'s landmark gangster movie traces the rise and fall of prohibition-era mobster Tom Powers. We are first shown various episodes of Tom's childhood with the corrupting influences of the beer hall, pool parlor, and false friends like minor-league fence Putty Nose. As young adults, Tom ([[Performer~P10165~James Cagney~jamescagney]]) and his pal, Matt Doyle ([[Performer~P77419~Edward Woods~edwardwoods]]), are hired by ruthless but innately decent bootlegger...more

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