The Public Enemy
Director: William A. Wellman Run Time: 83 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1931
Starring: Edward Woods, James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Joan Blondell, Mae Clarke
This film epitomizes the way many remember Jimmy Cagney today—as a tough guy gangster with a smart mouth—and it includes one of his most remembered scenes featuring a half grapefruit. In THE PUBLIC ENEMY, Cagney stars as Tom Powers, a kid with a mean streak who becomes a Prohibition Era gangster on the rise… and, eventually, heads for a fall.
Double Feature with BLONDE CRAZY