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'G' Men -- James Cagney helped jump-start the gangster genre as The Public Enemy. Outcries against movies that glorified underworld criminals put Cagney on the side of the law in "G" Men.
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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 »
User Reviews:
This time its Cagney AGAINST the Underworld See more (31 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)
 
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85 min
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Trivia:
Initially, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and U.S. Attorney General Homer Cummings disapproved of the film. Their primary reason was that it portrayed an FBI agent as insubordinate (Davis being a smart ass to McCord) and acting on his own (Davis leaving the hospital to find Collins). But when the movie became a success, Hoover and Cummings realized that the film could be used to promote the image of the FBI and they changed their minds and began openly endorsing it.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:
Collins:Remember to keep that tin badge of yours in Washington - if ya come around here stickin' ya puss into our affairs, you'll get a belly full of this.See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm Goin' Shoppin' with YouSee more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
This time its Cagney AGAINST the Underworld, 24 December 2004
Author: Mike-764 (michaelnella@yahoo.com) from Flushing, NY

James "Brick" Davis gives up his law practice to join the Department of Justice (FBI) following the murder of Buchanan, department agent and Brick's former college roommate. Once arriving in Washington for training, Brick is given a hard time by McCord, the officer in charge, but McCord thinks Brick has the makings of a great agent, even though McCord uncovers the fact that Brick's education was paid for by McKay, a racketeer, who now wants to get out of the rackets. Leggett, who was one of the people McKay sold his interests to, is now Public Enemy number one, following a mob shootout with the G-Men. The agency gets Congress to pass laws that allow the FBI to cross state lines, carry ammunition, make kidnapping and bank robbery federal crimes, and others to strengthen the agency. Leggett is captured and the FBI next goes after Collins, who is hiding out at McKay's hotel in Wisconsin. A shootout ensues, McKay and several of Collins' gang is killed, but the head gangster gets away. Can Brick and McCord apprehend Collins, before he kills his wife (a former flame of Brick and the person who gave away Collins' location to the police) and also kills McCord's sister, Kay (who Brick is sweet on)? Good film from Warner Bros. trying to sanitize Cagney's character from his earlier gangster pictures. Keighley's direction makes good use of all the shootouts which spare little and do paint a decent picture of the FBI's problems during its infancy. Cagney still manages to play the tough guy very well, even though this time he's on the side of law and order. Dvorak is sympathetic as Jean. Lindsay is OK, but she is not given much time to establish much character and when she does, she becomes the stereotypical love interest for Cagney. Much of the last half-hour of the film does seem rushed as compared to the first hour. Rating, 7.

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