G-Men (1935)

In G Men, Warner Bros. "bad boy" James Cagney plays James "Brick" Davis, a young lawyer whose education has been financed by soft-hearted racketeer McKay (William Harrigan). When Cagney's best pal, detective Eddie… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 4, 1935
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2006
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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Influential film glorifies government agents, not gangsters.

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Emanuel Levy

Jimmy Cagney is just as touch, reckless and compelling as an FBI agent as he is as a gangster in tis fast-moving Warner feature which was embraced by J. Edgar Hoover

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Chris Weber
You could easily write this off as being a piece of propaganda/an FBI recruitment film, which is basically is. But it's also just a straight forward,… More
Ken Stachnik
Pretty descent gangster film about the birth of the FBI. Cagney chews some scenery and has a few great moments too.
Michael Gildea
It can easily be argued that G-Men is nothing more than an FBI recruitment movie, which in a sense it is. But is definitely a great one. James Cagney plays a… More
Brian R
One of actor's James Cagney and director William Keighley's best film. The film's attempt to counteract what many conservative political and… More
jay nixon
The film is dated but entertaining. Jimmy's on the right side of the law this time and as nimble as ever and the fantastic Ann Dvorak is wonderful in the… More
Keith Munley
this is my second time to watch this film. The first time was like 15 years ago. This is just a great little story about early history of the FBI. Cagney as a… More