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The Resource Public enemy, Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. & the Vitaphone Corp. ; directed by William A. Wellman ; story by Kubec Glasmon and John Bright ; adaptation by Harvey Thew, (videorecording)

Public enemy, Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. & the Vitaphone Corp. ; directed by William A. Wellman ; story by Kubec Glasmon and John Bright ; adaptation by Harvey Thew, (videorecording)

Label
Public enemy
Title
Public enemy
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. & the Vitaphone Corp. ; directed by William A. Wellman ; story by Kubec Glasmon and John Bright ; adaptation by Harvey Thew
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Adapter
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Classic gangster film tells the story of two brothers, one an honorable war veteran, the other a high-class gangster that sold alcohol during the prohibition
  • "The Public Enemy showcases James Cagney's powerful 1931 breakthrough performance as streetwise tough guy Tom Powers--but only because production chief Darryl F. Zanuck made a late casting change. When shooting began, Cagney had a secondary role but Zanuck soon spotted Cagney's screen dominance and gave him the star part. From that moment, an indelible genre classic and an enduring star career were both born. Bristling with '20s style, dialogue and desperation under the masterful directorial eye of William A. Wellman, this is a virtual time capsule of the Prohibition era: taut, gritty, hard-hitting--even at breakfast when grapefruit is served."--Container notes
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Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Public enemy (Motion picture)
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Soundtrack in English with English, French, and Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1975
  • 1902-1979
  • 1908 January 1-1989
  • 1899-1986
  • 1911-1937
  • 1905-1989
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wellman, William A.
  • Zanuck, Darryl Francis
  • Glasmon, Kubec
  • Bright, John
  • Thew, Harvey
  • Cagney, James
  • Harlow, Jean
  • Woods, Edward
  • Blondell, Joan
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Vitaphone Corp
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
85
Series statement
Warner Bros. Pictures gangsters
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  • Brothers
  • Gangsters
  • Feature films
  • Gangster films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Public enemy, Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. & the Vitaphone Corp. ; directed by William A. Wellman ; story by Kubec Glasmon and John Bright ; adaptation by Harvey Thew, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1931
  • Special features include Leonard Maltin hosting Warner night at the movies 1931 with newsreel, comedy short The eyes have it, cartoon Smile, darn ya, smile, and theatrical trailers ; new featurette Beer and blood: enemies of the public ; commentary by film historian Robert Sklar ; and 1954 rerelease foreword
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57481613
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (85 min.)
Isbn
9780790792248
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
012569690622
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
66906
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; standard version ; Dolby Digital mono ; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Public enemy, Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. & the Vitaphone Corp. ; directed by William A. Wellman ; story by Kubec Glasmon and John Bright ; adaptation by Harvey Thew, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1931
  • Special features include Leonard Maltin hosting Warner night at the movies 1931 with newsreel, comedy short The eyes have it, cartoon Smile, darn ya, smile, and theatrical trailers ; new featurette Beer and blood: enemies of the public ; commentary by film historian Robert Sklar ; and 1954 rerelease foreword
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57481613
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (85 min.)
Isbn
9780790792248
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
012569690622
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
66906
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; standard version ; Dolby Digital mono ; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD

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