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Public Hero #1 (1935)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 31 May 1935 (USA)
A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the group's leader escape from prison to gain his trust.

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A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the group's leader escape from prison to gain his trust.

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Crime | Drama

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The film stars Chester Morris and George E. Stone , who later appeared in the Boston Blackie series as Boston Blackie and The Runt respectively . Not to mention Lionel Barrymore plays a slightly different doctor in the Dr Kildare films. See more »

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During the big shoot out, the window frame that "Sonny" peeks out of goes from damaged to undamaged to being damaged again. See more »

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Remade as The Getaway (1941) See more »

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The Great Jean Arthur...
27 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

stars in this quirky yet unsuccessful comedy-drama about an undercover cop (Chester Morris) and the plot to capture a gang leader (Joseph Calleia) who happens to be Jean Arthur's brother. Lionel Barrymore is along for the ride as a drunken doctor (a nice comic turn). But it doesn't all come together; even Miss Arthur's beauty and fine comic timing can't save this one.


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