The Public Enemy (1931) Poster


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Edited into 

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
alternate angle of the gangsters bombing a storefront reused
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
alternate angle of the gangsters bombing a storefront reused
Mame (1974)
Clips featured in opening title sequence
American Pop (1981)
Some of the gangland scenes are rotoscoped footage from Public Enemy, The (1931).


Black and Tan (1929) (Short)
at about half an hour into "the public enemy", there is a sign for "black and tan"

Referenced in 

The Little Giant (1933)
Scene of "Tom" shooting stuffed Polar Bear is recounted
Lady Killer (1933)
Smarty (1934)
talk about a movie where a man pushes a grapefruit in a woman's face
Variety Girl (1947)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
During the gangster dinner at the end of the movie, Spats Colombo gets ready to hit one of his henchmen in the face with a grapefruit before he is interrupted
One, Two, Three (1961)
Cagney threatens Horst Buchholz with a grapefruit
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: James Cagney (1961) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of James Cagney's filmography.
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jean Harlow (1962) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of Jean Harlow's filmography.
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
The idea of the grapefruit in the face comes from this movie.
Batman: The Greatest Mother of Them All (1966) (TV Episode)
Grapefruit in the face.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The sequence featuring Tuco assembling a revolver and subsequently robbing the shopkeeper with it are an homage to and extended riff on a scene in Wellman's early gangster film.
Loot (1970)
Dennis has two photos of James Cagney from "Public Enemy", one on the sun-visor of the hearse and a large poster on the back of his bedroom door.
Sanford and Son: Fred's Cheating Heart (1974) (TV Episode)
Fred mentions having recently watched James Cagney in this picture.
Hart to Hart: Hart to Hart (1979) (TV Episode)
Jonathan mentions the movie where James Cagney pushes a grapefruit into a woman's face
Fantasies (1981)
playing at the movie theater
Superman III (1983)
grapefruit scene at 0:48
Remington Steele: Small Town Steele (1984) (TV Episode)
When Mildred bangs her tin water cup against the jail bars and yells to the "dirty screws" to let her out, she exclaims that she saw it in a James Cagney movie. It is this movie.
City Heat (1984)
Poster seen on a billboard
The Dead Father (1985) (Short)
The opening credit sequence references the opening credits of William Wellman's The Public Enemy, even using the song "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles"
Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' (1990) (TV Movie)
Some scenes are featured.
Popcorn (1991)
A photograph of James Cagney is shown on a movie collage in a theater.
The Outfit (1993)
Advertised on theater marquee.
The George Carlin Show: George Destroys a Way of Life (1994) (TV Episode)
George impersonates Cagney.
Biography: Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker (1995) (TV Episode)
Scenes from trailer
Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane (1996) (TV Special)
referenced by Dennis
Wind at My Back: My Dog Pal (1996) (TV Episode)
Grace recites the line from the movie, "The men I know, oh, they're so polished, so nice, so considerate. Most women like that type. I guess they're afraid of the other kind. I thought I was too. But you're strong. You don't give, you take. Oh Tommy, I could love you to death."
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
Poster helps highlight Zanuck's Warner career
Last Wedding (2001)
Character Zipporah shoves a roast chicken into character Noah's face. A reference to the famous grapefruit-in-face scene in The Public Enemy.
Backstory: Gentleman's Agreement (2001) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
As the World Turns: Episode dated 14 February 2002 (2002) (TV Episode)
In a black-and-white 1930s-style fantasy sequence, Carly smashes a grapefruit into Craig's face.
Baadasssss Cinema (2002) (TV Movie)
Larry Cohen mentions it.
Hoodlum & Son (2003)
Charlie's wife stuffs a watermelon in his face (as James Cagney did to Mae Clarke)
Lakshya (2004)
The "I feel my country needs me" line is an homage to the James Cagney classic
Scorsese on Scorsese (2004) (TV Movie)
Referenced & Clips Shown
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Angels with Dirty Faces: Whaddya Hear? Whaddya Say? (2005) (Video)
This film is mentioned.
The Departed (2006)
The "wake the 'f' up" scene in The Departed is shot, exactly in the same way as the scene where Putty Nose is killed in The Public Enemy, as a tribute to the James Cagney classic
One Last Laugh (2008) (Short)
Al mentions Public Enemy
Max Payne (2008)
Poster in Lt. Jim Bravura's office seen briefly over Bravura's shoulder.
As the World Turns: Episode #1.13439 (2009) (TV Episode)
In a black-and-white fantasy sequence, Craig pushes a grapefruit into Carly's face.
A School Story (2009) (Short)
the girls mention the movie they want to watch
American Grindhouse (2010)
Larry Cohen mentions it.
The Simpsons: Stealing First Base (2010) (TV Episode)
While Nikki gives Bart CPR, Bart dreams of Tom Powers smashing a grapefruit in Gwen Allens face.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.125 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $25,000 question
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (2010) (Video)
Title on old marquee.
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4, Double Visions (2011) (Video Game)
Citizen Brown asks Marty if he has seen the film and refers to its star James Cagney.
Vamps (2012)
Goody urges a DVD store to "get 'Public Enemy' - the Cagney one."
Boardwalk Empire: The Good Listener (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Al Capone
Reel Iconic: Public Frenemies (2016) (TV Episode)
The episodes name sake, as well as the original intended movie to tribute.
Kleingeistganoven (2016) (Short)
Ronny imitates James Cagney's pose from this movie
The Cinema Snob: Reefer Madness (2017) (TV Episode)
"James Cagney may disagree with you on that"

Featured in 

Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) (TV Movie)
James Cagney gets his first gun
Film Extra: William Wellman (1973) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney (1974) (TV Special)
Rain and grapefruit scenes plus climax shown
Hawaii Five-O: The Bells Toll at Noon (1977) (TV Episode)
Fade to Black (1980)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989) (TV Episode)
Footage of this movie is shown.
James Cagney: Top of the World (1992) (TV Movie)
The Wonder Years: Alice in Autoland (1993) (TV Episode)
The "grapefruit scene" is shown.
Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell (1993) (TV Movie)
features clips from this film.
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
Siskel & Ebert: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Two Bits (1995)
L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... (1998) (Video)
clips shown
The Sopranos: Proshai, Livushka (2001) (TV Episode)
Tony watches the film
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Tom Powers is #42 on the "Villains" list.
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
footage appears throughout
Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go Hollywood (2004) (Video)
A clip is shown
Bullets Over Hollywood (2005) (TV Movie)
Beer and Blood: Enemies of the Public (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) (TV Movie)
Crossing Criminal Cultures (2007) (Video)
clip shown
The Brothers Warner (2007) (TV Movie)
film clip
Edward Hopper (2007) (Video)
Film clip.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #8 on the "Gangster" list.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: The Arrival of Sound (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
J. Edgar (2011)
trailer shown in theatre including grapefruit scene.

Spoofed in 

Variety Girl (1947)
One, Two, Three (1961)
Cagney threatens Horst Buchholz with a grapefruit.
Good Times (1967)
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970)
Grapefruit scene spoofed during wrap up near end of film.
Public Enemy Revisited (1971) (Short)
Whole short film, but especially it's final scene spoofs the classic gangster film.
Take Off (1978)
Cagney parody character sticks a bagel in girl's face at the table
The Simpsons: Brother from the Same Planet (1993) (TV Episode)
Homer's imaginary memory of Bart being very bad to him spoofs the famous scene of Tom Powers shoving a grapefruit in Kitty's face. Bart is wearing striped pajamas, just like Tom.

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