American Experience: Public Enemy #1

American Experience: Public Enemy #1

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Director: Ben Loeterman

Cast: Ben Loeterman, Keith Carradine

     
 

John Dillinger was a no-good bank robber in Indiana who captured the public imagination with his bravado and humor. Perhaps it was the Great Depression and the practices of many banks that made the populace root for the man who robbed banks and sent postcards saying "Wish You Were Here" to the Indiana police. Once Dillinger crossed the state line in a stolen car, his… See more details below

Overview

John Dillinger was a no-good bank robber in Indiana who captured the public imagination with his bravado and humor. Perhaps it was the Great Depression and the practices of many banks that made the populace root for the man who robbed banks and sent postcards saying "Wish You Were Here" to the Indiana police. Once Dillinger crossed the state line in a stolen car, his capture became the main focus of federal law enforcement officers. The new chief of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, launched a counter attack to Dillinger's positive press, by branding the outlaw "Public Enemy #1." The saga ended in a rain of bullets outside a movie theater; John Dillinger, "Public Enemy #1," was dead, and the G-Men mythology was born. This documentary tells the story with archival film clips, photographs, personal accounts, and commentary by historians. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2009
UPC:
0841887006767
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:00:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Public Enemy #1
1. Introduction [4:19]
2. A New Career [5:42]
3. The Rise of the Gangster [13:54]
4. Escape from Crown Point [9:46]
5. Chased by the FBI [9:10]
6. The Final Escape Attempt [11:33]
7. Credits [2:00]

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