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Public Hero Number 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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Walter Brennan (Farmer), Arthur Byron, Dick Elliott (Gas Station Attendent), Sam Flint, Norman Phillips Jr. (Messenger Boy) and Monte Vandergrift are listed in studio records for this movie, but were not seen in the print. 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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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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