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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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Sonny Black
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James Duff
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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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This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Monday 24 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 5 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 16 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 30 August 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Columbus 24 November 1957 on WLW-C (Channel 4), in Tampa 28 November 1957 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Cincinnati 10 December 1957 on WLW-T (Channel 5), in Honolulu 20 January 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Amarillo 21 January 1958 on KFDA (Channel 19), in Spokane 28 January 1958 on KHQ (Channel 6), and in Norfolk VA 13 February 1958 on WTAR (Channel 3), it finally found its way to Seattle 18 March 1959 on KING (Channel 5), and to New York City 20 April 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). 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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