The Public Enemy

The Public Enemy
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The Public Enemy, a 1931 Warner Brothers gangster classic, is easily remembered as the movie in which James Cagney used Mae Clarke's nose as a grapefruit grinder. As Cagney recalls, it was just about the first time that a woman had been treated like a broad on the screen, instead of like a delicate flower.
The ambivalence toward women is just one of the many stylistic contradictions that make The Public Enemy worth studying, not only for its intrinsic merits but also as a creative expression bending under the constraints of censorship.

ISBN: 
9780299084646
Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
May 15, 1981