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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 »
User Reviews:
A Must-See Movie Which Launched Edward Pawley's "Bad Guy" Image in Movies 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:
Two of the prominent action scenes in the film were based on real events. The rail station shootout in which gangsters free Danny Leggett,was based upon the famous "Kansas City Massacre" in which gunmen attacked FBI agents and local police as they were transporting federal prisoner Frank "Jelly" Nash on June 17th, 1933. In that incident one FBI agent--who was unarmed, as were all agents at that time--three policemen and Nash himself were killed. As shown in the film, this was the incident that increased the power of the FBI and turned into the agency it is currently. The other incident was the shootout at the lodge. That was based on a battle between FBI agents and a gang that included John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson on April 22, 1934.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Brick sees Mac on the train in Washington, Mac's arm moves to the back of the seat.See more »
Quotes:
Jeff McCord:A very funny remark.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in J. Edgar (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Go Into Your DanceSee more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A Must-See Movie Which Launched Edward Pawley's "Bad Guy" Image in Movies, 19 July 2006
Author: RCorder91 from United States

This is a fast-paced movie which suited the fast-moving Jimmy Cagney and, thus, proved to be a big box office success. It was a watershed role for Cagney who had previously played the "tough guy" in various movies of the gangster genre. This movie finds him still playing a tough guy, but this time he is on the side of the law. Cagney is well-supported in his role with an excellent cast which includes Robert Armstrong playing Cagney's boss, Margaret Lindsay and Ann D'Vorak playing Cagney's love interests, Lloyd Nolan as an FBI agent, Barton McLean as one of the gangster mob which included "public enemy number one" (Danny Leggett) played capably by former Broadway star, Edward Pawley (he was the original "Elmer Gantry" in the 1928 Broadway play of the same name). According to Pawley, his role in G-Men was based upon the notorious real-life gangster, John Dillinger. This was Pawley's defining role as a "bad guy" in the movies, and it served him well in his future movies in which he primarily played the bad guy. He played "bad guy" roles not only in gangster films but also in horror, western, and comedy films as well. He once stated that he played so many "bad guy" roles during his 10-year stint in Hollywood that policemen often eyed him with suspicion whenever he walked down the street. They couldn't decide whether they had seen him in the movies on in the line-up! After deciding to leave Hollywood in 1942, he moved back to New York and replaced Edward G. Robinson in the role of "Steve Wilson" on radio's very popular Big Town drama series. He finally got to play the "good guy"!

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