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3.8
597 Ratings

The Public Enemy

Directed by William A. Wellman
United States, 1931
Crime

Synopsis

A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster’s accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.

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The Public Enemy Directed by William A. Wellman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1931 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Story

National Film Preservation Board

1998 | Winner: National Film Registry

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