The Public Enemy

Just recently i was watching an episode of The Sopranos where the film The Public Enemy was featured and it had me thinking that i never posted about it. I really love this film it’s one of my favorite films of the gangster genre. William Wellman did a great job of portraying Tom Powers as a young man who rises to power in the criminal underworld by showing the glorification of the gangster the nice suits, fancy cars, and how Tom Powers would always flash his money around and give handouts to his mother. The glorification of Tom Powers is what we usually see about gangster films and how they are living large but Wellman also showed us the flipside where Tom in a rage tried seeking revenge for his bestfriends murder and in doing so it caused his demise

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