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The Public Enemy (1931)

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Commentary 1: Film historian Robert Sklar Rating:8.3/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Uniblab on September 4th, 2016:Find all reviews by Uniblab
Sklar watches the movie as he thinks about what he's gonna say - there are regular dead air - instead of following some prepared material, which gives the track spontaneity but also makes it not very informative as he's not very inspired. There's a lot of trivia information but not many insights as there could be.
Reviewed by musíl65 on August 24th, 2021:Find all reviews by musíl65
Sklar does a pretty good job. He talks about the actors, the Warner Brothers Studio, movies with gangsters, the production code, the reception and legacy of this movie, the prohibition, the script and the characters. There a a few gaps. The track is worth the time. 8 out of 10.