Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Public Enemy (1931)

Do you ever get the feeling some days that you'd like to just take a break from what you're doing, and go take in a movie instead?

Well, today's your day. We're ducking out and going to the movies.

Found a good seat?

Allow me to present, with a little help from our friends at YouTube, our first film feature here at "Finance Trends Theater". William Wellman's 1931 film classic, The Public Enemy.

Here's a snippet from Allmovie.com's review:

"One of the great pre-Production Code gangster films, William Wellman's The Public Enemy made James Cagney a star, providing him with his defining role: Tom Powers, a bitter Chicago gangster driven to a tragic end.

Like its contemporaries Little Caesar and Scarface, The Public Enemy was surprisingly ambitious in its examination of the social causes that drive young men into a life of crime, closely examining the allure of street gangs to working-class youths."

The Public Enemy: Part one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.

Enjoy the film.