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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:
Margaret Livingston, I Presume! 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)
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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:
An opening scene was added in 1948, 13 years after the film was made, depicting new FBI recruits about to view "G Men". Douglas Kennedy who played "Detective Kennedy" in the Humphrey Bogart classic, "Dark Passage" (1947), plays one of the recruits.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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Referenced in I due vigili (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm Goin' Shoppin' with YouSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Margaret Livingston, I Presume!, 9 September 2006
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"G-Men" is one of the best of Warner Brothers gangster films. It casts James Cagney, known at that time for his gangster roles, on the right side of the law for a change.

Lawyer "Brick" Davis (Cagney) is a well educated lawyer with no clients. He is visited one day by an old friend Eddie Buchanan (Regis Toomey) who encourages Brick to join the Department of Justice Bureau of Investigation (soon to be named the Federal Bureau of Investigation).

When Eddie is murdered by gangster Collins (Barton MacLane), Brick decides to apply to the Department of Justice. It should be noted that in the FBI's early days they could only engage lawyers and accountants and were not permitted to carry firearms. Brick is assigned to tough laconic Jeff McCord (Robert Armstrong) who is of the opinion that Brick will never make an effective agent.

McCord and Bureau Director Bruce Gregory (Addison Richards) both believe that to be effective, the bureau needs to have national jurisdiction, be allowed to carry weapons and hire law enforcers and not lawyers.

As it turns out Brick was rescued from the street by gangster Mac McKay (William Harrigan) who took him in and provided him with his education. Brick soon demonstrates his capabilities and quickly gains the confidence of his superiors. Along the way he meets McCord's sister Kay (Margaret Lindsay) and the two fall in love. Bad girl Jean Morgan (Ann Dvorak) also has this thing for Brick.

When Collins' gang disappears, Jean is brought in for questioning and we learn that she has married Collins after Mac closed his night club. She gives Brick the lead he needs and the Bureau takes action. Collins escapes the Bureau's attack on his gang and.....................

Director William Keighley gives us one of the classic gangster movies. It changes the focus on the hero from a gangster to a law enforcement officer, but at the same time offers one of the best shoot outs of the genre.

Cagney loses nothing in his switch from the wrong to the right side of the law. He remains his usual cocky fast talking self. Armstrong in a role that usually was played by Pat O'Brien, is effective as McCord. Of the female leads, Dvorak has the best role. Lindsay is merely around as Cagney's good girl love interest. MacLane, Warners resident gangster, turns in his usual good performance as the brutish Collins.

Others in the cast include Lloyd Nolan in an early role as Brick's fellow agent, and Edward Pawley, Noel Madison, Harold Huber and Raymond Hatton as assorted gangsters.

In 1949, the film was re-released to help mark the FBI's 25th anniversary. A prologue featuring David Brian showing the film to a group of new recruits was added.

A word about the DVD commentary by film historian Richard Jewell. For someone who should know better, he makes two glaring errors regarding the cast. He identifies David Brian as Brian David and Margaret Lindsay as Margaret Livingston. I wouldn't have been surprised to have heard him call Cagney, James Pygmy or MacLane, Barton Fink. A little more thorough research Mr. Jewell.

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