James Cagney — Mild-Mannered Public Enemy (1931) 🇺🇸
Tough? James Cagney looked it in The Public Enemy. He didn’t leave a thing undone to show you what a gangster is really like. But, like Robinson, he isn’t what he sometimes seems. Off the screen, he is mild-mannered. He’d like to be a paintbrush artist instead of a dramatic artist. But not a chance, after the performance he gives in “Larceny Lane”!
Photo by: Elmer Fryer (1898–1944)
Source: Movie Classic Magazine, September 1931