G-Men (Warner Bros.) (1935)

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DAILY PUBLICITY CAGNEY FILM ADDS TO GANGLAND PANIC In Pursuit of Gangdom | Aid in War ~ On Crime | | That Uncle Sam always : gets his man when he goes after him has long been aeknowledged by the under | world, which for years lived | in mortal terror of the “G Men”—the term used to de scribe United States Federal | agents. | | | | | | | | 3 For a few years before re | peal, the crime mobs success: | fully defied the government. | James Cagney, who won screen fame as Hollywood’s most notorious jad man, halts the March of Crime as a Department of Justice “4 Men,” which will open at the | Agent in First National’s drama of the exploits of Government Agents, Rarer ck Theatre on Mat No. 5—20e Chicago’s ‘Tiny|Bathing Suit Terror’ Gets A ‘Job In ‘G-Men’ Charles Sherlock stepped on | e set of the Warner. Bros. picture, ‘“G-Men,’’ now showng at the Thea re, and asked Direetor Wil am Keighley for a job, saving | ad been sent by the fiep casting | ‘I'm afraid you are too short {not heavy enough,” said Keigh: | Sherlock started away when my Cagney, star of the picture, | tealing with The Department of istiee agents, spoke up: ‘Hey, Wait a minute,” he called. | Ney gney had recognized Sherlock sergeant who put terror in hearts of gangsters until sa8 disabled by machine gun Sherlock got the job. At The Strand James tive of law is f sae of ag at the Cagney now a representa@ order, js thrilling t a caree © Most stirring role sin “G Men,” now eatre. Mat No, &—100 ; swaying of the palm trees. | of | Style Started By Ann Dvorak Ann Dvorak, who has one of the leading roles in ‘‘G Men’’ the First National production which comes to the Theatre on has started a new trend in femin |ine fashions — bathing suits, this time. With her husband, Leslie Fenton, Ann recently completed a voyage to Honolulu, It was her first trip — but Ann didn’t spend all of her time looking at the Hula dancers, ee ithe moon on the water, or the eagos liny error, the de| { | In stead, she took time off to do a little shopping, not in the American business district but in the native quarter. And the | little number that pleased her most |} was a Tahitian bathing suit! So she brought a supply of them home with her. “T couldn’t wait for spring to come,” Ann said, “so I wore one them to the beach in April. And I was a riot! Honestly, I thought there was an accident nearby, the way people stared.” A Tahitian woman’s bathing costume, Ann explains, is made of tapia cloth — a printed material on which the design is usually flowers, birds or some tropical scene. It’s in two pieces — a brassiere-like top safely anchored about the neck, and panties. Double of Dillinger Plays Crook in ‘G Mew’ During the days when the police of the entire country were hunting for John Dillinger, a Hollywood actor, Edward Pawley by name, was having a hard time in life. He looked so much like the notorious Public Enemy No. 1, that he was frequently stopped by police officials and several times barely escaped arrest. “I was tempted to turn myself into a sandwichman and wear a sign stating I was not Dillinger,” he says. Now Edward Pawley enacts Public Enemy No. I in the screen’s first drama of this nation’s determined war on crime “G Men,’ in which James Cagney will open at the Theatre on but within the past year a different story has been writ ‘lines of the nation’s newspa | pers. | Now, in the opinion of many authorities, First Na tional Pictures has perform }ed a patriotic service by showing how one branch of the govern| | , . . | ment’s law enforcement agencies |will wipe out gangland through |methods depicted in the latest | James Cagney starring vehicle “G Men” which will open at the Theatre on Thoroughly aroused by the chal lenge of the underworld, the Fed eral sleuths started out on a war of extermination with results that are familiar to every news paper reader. Around these actual occurences Gregory Rogers wrote a_ screen play, and the actor who rose to screen fame as Hollywood’s most notorious bad man was selected to portray the G man who hunted down the Mad Dog of Gangland, and led the killer no jail could hold into a rendezvous with death. | Death Knell of Gangs Officials believe the last hold of the criminal mobs on the imagination of the publie will be broken by this picture, which shows cri minals 4 and h helpless they are when the govern ment really starts after them. | as they are ow It is a tremendously thrilling drama of the, fiercest man hunt in history. Enormous sets were prepared on speCi Slis.¢ 6 ustructed sound stages, the tual settings of the battles in the underworld were duplicated, even an en ac ANN DVORAK : in ‘G Men’ — TT at Strand Theatre tan railroad deSat No. 14—100 | pot was reproduced, and experts guided the film| ing of the picture so that its au thenticity might not be doubted by the public in general and, in par| ticular, those denizens of darkness | in whom it will undoubtedly in spire terror. In the cast of “G Men” is a} man who should know just how | gangland feels about the Federals. He is Charles Sherlock, who was detective sergeant on the Chicago police force before gangsters’ bul lets sent him to the hospital for seven months and ended his active | career of law enforcement. He told | the story to Director William | Keighley and a group including | Ann Dvorak and Margaret Lindsay. Public Opinion Aroused “The ‘G Man’ may go anywhere | he pleases, cross any state line and his assignment lasts indefinitely,” Sherlock explained. “When he is given a job to run down a criminal —that’s his job. He isn’t called on to handle a dozen other assignments at the same time, as is thie average city detective. “Department of Justice m have only to call upon the police department or the sheriff’s office or State Police anywhere for help or co-operation,” Sherlock con-| tinued. . “Chief of all reasons for their | | success is that the Department of | Justice knows no politics. When a ‘G Man’ makes a pinch, it sticks. | No fixer or writ of habeas corpus | | can ‘spring’ the crook. Besides this, public opinion is behind him. He | wars on kidnapers and gangsters. men } | | | | ten in the front page head | | } | | | | won 1 ; Aided by his chief, Robert Armst ster’s moll who loved him, James Underworld to a rendezvous with of “G Men,” which will open at th Mat No. Margaret Li Margaret Lindsay, who hi the First National picture Theatre on She Tricked Hollywood -By FRANCIS HEACOCK “ig rong, and Ann Dvorak, the gangCagney hunts the Mad Dog of the death in the sereen’s first drama e Theatre on 13 °0¢ . ndsay Sorry is the leading feminine role in Men,’’ to the tricked Hollywood into which eomes projecting her into screen prominence overnight, but she wouldn’t do it again if she could retrace her career. She feels now that she made a great mistake | vraduating from the American j New York, she decided to attempt the ultimately successful ruse that gained her a prominent niche in| the hall of cinema fame. “T shall have the feeling I have missed she “Along the something,” explains. normal route followed by people in this business I might 1ave discovered somethi that hav l vered mething that would prove of great value in years to come.” Miss Lindsay is the Dubuque, Iowa girl who tricked London, New York ing she was an Englishwoman. The and Hollywood into believ movies, at the time of her arrival | in Hollywood, were crying for Brit ish players. They fell. for her ac and she “Edith” cent hook, line and sinker, the coveted role of in “Cavaleade.” Since that time her life has been a procession of successes until now she is one of the most promising members of Warner Bros.’ roster of featured players. However, Miss Lindsay’s has not been a path paved entirely with roses. Certainly it required consider able fortitude to reereate herself When, upon Academy of Dramatie Arts in as an Englishwoman within a peri od of six months after her gradua tion from dramatie school. London accepted her English. And how were New York soon as and Hollywood to know the dif ference when even the Eng! sh were fooled? Then, in Hollywood, she econ fesses, she was not a little frighten ed after she had won her place in “Cavaleade.” “The cast was all-British,” she reminisces. “Really, truly British, [ mean. I felt sure they would dis cover my deception and that | would be promptly on my way. I could hardly sl ep at night, sent fearing someone would see a flaw in my English veneer.” It required courage to confess her deception several months later, at a time the position | her star in the film firmament none too well established. decided the ruse had enough and startled Hollywood with the announcement that was not Margaret Lindsay of Lon don but only 3 Dubuque, Ia. Now she ha when of was But she gone far she Margaret of Kies + } S tne leading femin ine role Cagney in “G Men,” thrilling government secret Service story. opposite Cagney’s First Big Hit Made With ‘G-Men’ Director Jimmy Cagney, in “G Men” at the Theatre, last played on Broadway in “Penny Arcade” with Joan Blondell. That was more than five years ago and William Keighley was the director and producer. During its run Warner Bros. purchased “Penny Arcade,” at the same time signing now appearing Cagney and Miss Blondel] to ap| pear in the film version of the play, which was released as “Sinner’s Holiday.” Keighley chose to remain in New York. Both Cagney and Miss Blondell subsequently rose to stardom at the Warner and the people know that they | Bros. studios. must crush crime.” Several months ago the same ——————— si ei on Broadway, | studio engaged Keighley as a di rector. On the “G Men” set at Warner Bros. Cagney and Keighley were together again for the first time in five years, Cagney as star and Keighley as director of the picture. “G Men” is a stirring story of the battle of Government men against the gangsters of the coun try. The all star cast is headed by Cagney and includes Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak, Robert Arm|Strong, Barton MacLane, Lloyd Nolan, William Harrigan and Rus| sell Hopton. The screen play is by Seton I. Miller, based on the story by Gregory Rogers.