At a young age, friends Tom Powers and Matt Doyle begin a life of crime. First, it's just shoplifting for Putty Nose, who fences everything they can steal. They make their graduation from small theft to a big crime, when they are implicated in the plan to rob a bank, but the job becomes bad and a police officer is killed. Tom and Matt think they are alone. Tom's brother Mike joins Marines with the US joining the First World War, while Tom stays home to look after her elderly mother. The introduction of the ban, however, is the point at which they begin to earn a lot of money for the gangsters Paddy Ryan and Nails Nathan. When Nathan died in a riding accident, rival gangsters tried to take over his business, leading to a gang war.
Unique movie from 1931, a real hit in the cinemas in it's times. The Public Enemy can look similar to other english movies you usually watch online, but it isn't similar. The Public Enemy is kind of surprise of 1931, the rest of movies made in United States wasn't as successful as this one. James Cagney and Beryl Mercer in a Drama film, and everything directed by William A. Wellman, it can't be a fail! William A. Wellman is a director who stays behind all the great work and thanks to him The Public Enemy looks as it looks. Enjoy watching, you can also filter all movies to show only movie directed by William A. Wellman or starring only James Cagney, just click on the names.