Friday, April 1, 2022

The Public Enemy - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on The Public Enemy, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

Here's the original early trailer for the film, containing no actual footage:

Before appearing in The Public Enemy, James Cagney made an impression in another Warner Brothers gangster film, The Doorway to Hell, stealing scenes from the film's leading man Lew Ayres. Here's the trailer for that:

In this TCM intro celebrating Oscar-nominated films, Robert Osbourne introduces the movie:

In this interview shot on the set of his final film, Ragtime, Cagney reflects on his career and his views on acting:

The film and Cagney's distinctive performance had a tremendous influence, leading to many homages and parodies. Here's a trailer for Johnny Dangerously, featuring a lead performance by Michael Keaton that owes a lot to Cagney:

Another symbol of the movie's impact was its inclusion in the now-defunct Great Movie Ride at Disneyworld in Florida. Here you can see the segment of the ride featuring a James Cagney animatronic, complete with a recreation of Paddy Ryan's club:

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