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Public Hero Number 1

Public Hero Number 1

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Early 1930's tabloids screamed out the nefarious activities of the Purple Gang, the Detroit mob that viciously controlled regional bootlegging and vice rackets. By 1935, when the Purple leadership had finally come to justice, Hollywood's gritty, hard-hitting answer to true events came in this rough-and-tumble (if fictionalized) action tale with a lineup of intriguing elements both likely (tough guys Chester Morris - veteran of The Big House - and Paul Kelly) and unlikely (leading lady Jean Arthur and the producing studio, glamour capital M-G-M). Morris plays an FBI agent, undercover in prison to gain the confidence of - and bust out with - the gang boss (Joseph Calleia in a chilling film debut). Following the break, a rain-swept road encounter with a spirited traveler (Arthur) reveals her unwitting connection to his target, and events take a suspenseful darker turn that ends in a bullets-blazing finale riffing on the death of John Dillinger. Lionel Barrymore costars as an alcoholic mob doctor in this undeservedly lesser-known but gripping ripped-from the-headlines yarn.

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    Title: Public Hero Number 1
    Genre: Action / Adventure
    Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur, Chester Morris
    Attributes: Manufactured on Demand, Full Frame, Mono Sound
    Release Date: 10/13/2015
    Original Year: 1935
    Product Type: DVD
    Catalog #: 1000569561
    UPC: 888574295240
    Item #: 1537529X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 10/13/2015
    Run Time: 89 minutes
    Studio: Warner Archives