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Director:
Writers:
Seton I. Miller (story)
Seton I. Miller (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 May 1935 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Hollywood's Most Famous Bad Man Joins the "G-MEN" and Halts the March of Crime!
Plot:
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Puff Piece for the Federal Bureau of Investigation See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... 'Brick' Davis

Margaret Lindsay ... Kay McCord

Ann Dvorak ... Jean Morgan
Robert Armstrong ... Jeff McCord

Barton MacLane ... Collins

Lloyd Nolan ... Hugh Farrell
William Harrigan ... 'Mac' McKay
Russell Hopton ... Gerard
Edward Pawley ... Danny Leggett
Noel Madison ... Durfee
Monte Blue ... Fingerprint Expert

Regis Toomey ... Eddie Buchanan
Addison Richards ... Bruce J. Gregory
Harold Huber ... Venke
Raymond Hatton ... Gangsters' Messenger with Warning
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Astaire ... Gerard's Moll (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Man (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Cop (uncredited)

Ward Bond ... Gunman at Train Station (uncredited)
David Brian ... The Chief - 1949 Reissue Scenes (uncredited)
Frank Bull ... Last Police Broadcaster (uncredited)
Glen Cavender ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Nick Copeland ... G-Man with Farrell (uncredited)
George Daly ... Machine Gunner (uncredited)
Joe De Stefani ... J.E. Glattner - the Florist (uncredited)
Don Downen ... Joe - the Second Fingerprint Clerk (uncredited)
Florence Dudley ... Durfee's Moll (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Police Broadcaster (uncredited)
Bill Elliott ... Bootlegger Who Gives Eddie the Bottle Outside the Club. (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Cop with Farrell (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Agent with Jean (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... G-Man Guarding Leggett (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Bank Clerk (uncredited)
Jonathan Hale ... Congressman (uncredited)
Henry Hall ... Police Driver (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Hood (uncredited)
John Impolito ... Tony - a Florist (uncredited)
Perry Ivins ... Doctor at Store (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Douglas Kennedy ... Agent - 1949 Reissue Scenes (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Gangster with Durfee (uncredited)

Marc Lawrence ... Gangster Killed at Lodge (uncredited)
James T. Mack ... Agent with Jean (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... First Gangster Shot at Lodge (uncredited)

Edwin Maxwell ... Joseph Kratz (uncredited)
Martha Merrill ... Nurse (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ... Sergeant with Farrell (uncredited)
Gene Morgan ... Lounger Outside Lunch Room (uncredited)
Adrian Morris ... Accomplice (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Moll (uncredited)
Wheeler Oakman ... Gangster at Lodge Wanting to Quit (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... McCord's Aide (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Al (uncredited)
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink ... Congressman (uncredited)
Frank Shannon ... Police Chief at Lodge (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... First Trainee at Target Practice (uncredited)
Gertrude Short ... Collins' Moll (uncredited)
Mary Treen ... Gregory's Secretary (uncredited)
Monte Vandergrift ... Deputy Sheriff on Train (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Bill - the Ballistics Expert (uncredited)
Huey White ... Gangster Playing Cards (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
William Keighley 
 
Writing credits
Seton I. Miller (story)

Seton I. Miller (screenplay)

Darryl F. Zanuck  novel "Public Enemy No. 1" (uncredited)

Produced by
Louis F. Edelman .... supervising producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Sol Polito (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Killifer (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
John Hughes 
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (uncredited)
Arthur Lueker .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William L. Kuehl .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stanley Jones .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Green .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
J. Edgar Hoover .... consultant: casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Orry-Kelly .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
 
Other crew
Bobby Connolly .... dance director (uncredited)
Frank Gompert .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.) (A First National Picture)
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85 min
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Trivia:
J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, personally approved the script for this movie. He even assigned FBI agents to monitor its production and ensure that it was accurate in every detail. When it grossed over $1,000,000 (an astronomical sum for a film in 1935), he was extremely pleased. There were two famous federal law enforcement agencies in the early part of the 20th century. They were the "G-Men" of the FBI, who worked for the Justice Department, and the "T-Men" who worked for the Treasury Department. Hoover was intensely interested in his "G-Men" winning the publicity and popularity rivalry. This movie certainly helped!See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Collins gets out of the car following his wife into the lunch room, the distance between the door and lamppost changes.See more »
Quotes:
Bruce J. Gregory:[addressing a congressional committee] The state police cannot combat these criminals, neither can the city police. The law prohibits them from pursuing criminals across state lines. Now, with the automobile and the airplane, these gangs can get from state to state in a few hours. When Hugh Farrell died in that slaughter...
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12 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Puff Piece for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 28 May 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

When Machine Gun Kelly gave up, uttering that famous line, "Don't Shoot G-Men", he gave the Federal Bureau of Investigation members a moniker that has survived down to this day. He also entitled an upcoming film being made at Warner Brothers about the FBI.

Though the FBI had been in existence since 1908, founded during the Theodore Roosevelt administration, it's structure and mystique never took shape until Calvin Coolidge's Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone appointed a young civil servant named J. Edgar Hoover as it's new head.

The place was known as dumping ground for political hacks up to that time and Hoover put an end to it. He brought in the laboratories and fingerprint data base. Folks who had law and accounting degrees saw the FBI as a good career now. Crime was now national and a national organization was needed to fight it.

Probably if J. Edgar Hoover had put in his retirement at the end of World War II his historic reputation would be a lot higher today. The negative stuff about him only comes during the McCarthy Era and beyond until his death in 1972. And only after that.

If Hoover was nothing else, he was media conscious. One of filmdom's most notorious gangster actors went on the side of law and order for G-Men. James Cagney is a young lawyer who's not doing so good in private practice, wasting the education that an oldtime gangster helped finance. After his friend FBI agent Regis Toomey is killed, Cagney joins the FBI. His knowledge of the underworld is put to some good use though he has a lengthy time winning acceptance from his superior, Robert Armstrong.

Lloyd Nolan makes his debut as an FBI agent here also. Later on during the Forties, Nolan played THE ideal conception of what J. Edgar Hoover had in mind for an agent in The House on 92nd Street and The Street With No Name.

A couple of incidents fresh in the mind of the public were recreated for G-Men, the famous Kansas City Massacre and a shootout at a rural motel that involved Baby Face Nelson who escaped as chief hood Barton MacLane does here. No doubt these scenes lent a certain documentary authenticity to the film.

G-Men dates very badly, the FBI is still respected, but not revered as it once was. But Cagney and the cast do a fine job and G-Men is a relic of bygone years.

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