skip navigation
Public Hero No. 1

Public Hero No. 1(1935)

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:
Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (0)

USER REVIEWS

user reviews

See Detailed Ratings
    Acting of Lead Performers
    Acting of Supporting Cast
    Director
    Music Score
    Title Sequence
  • No Ratings Available Add Yours Now
    Screenplay
    Cinematography
    Historical Importance
    Would You Recommend?
  • 0 Member Ratings

Add your ratings! Each of the detailed ratings you select will result in a cumulative score for this film.

You can also write a review by clicking here. Your review will then be posted for everyone to read.

Thank You!

We have received your ratings and calculated them into the overall user ratings for this title.

You can also write a review by clicking here. Your review will then be posted for everyone to read.

    Rate the acting of the Lead Performers
    Rate the acting of the Supporting Cast
    Rate the Director
    Rating of the Music Score
    Rating of the Title Sequence
    Screenplay
    Creatively uses the camera to tell the story
    Importance in Cinema history
    Would you recommend for fans of this genre
Submit Ratings Cancel Write a Review Read Reviews

*By submitting your contribution, you agree to TCM's Terms of Use. TCM will use your personal information consistent with our Privacy Policy

NO REVIEWS AVAILABLE

The title has not been reviewed. Be the first to write a review by clicking here to start.

  • The Picture Belongs To Lionel Barrymore

    • lionelstrumming
    • 8/29/16

    Good film made even better by the LOL antics of Mr Barrymore who's an absolute hoot as a drunken doctor!

  • GreatFilm With LIONEL BARRYMORE As Drunken Doc

    • lionelbarrymorearealhoot
    • 1/14/14

    Sorry, but whomever doesn't know diff between Barrymore Brothers. Lionel is a standout, as per usual. Love his singing Hurrah For the Next Man, WWI ditty sung freq in 1938 THE DAWN PATROL. Acting stands 2nd to none in this flick, made me think of a less psychotic Cody Jarrett from WHITE HEAT from 1949. Loved Jean & Chester's face time together, they truly shone. But the pic stealer was Lionel Barrymore, each time he was onscreen, I laughed.

  • 1941 Remake

    • DAMacDonald
    • 5/30/10

    FYI, for those who liked "Public Hero No. 1", this movie was remade in 1941 as "The Get-Away", with Robert Sterling and Donna Reed in the leads.The 1941 remake has the same writers as the 1935 original, but a different director.TCM has shown both in the past. I think the 1935 version is the better of the two, but both are enjoyable.Note that the 1941 version is practically a shot-for-shot remake of the 1935 original.TCM should run them again back to back.

  • Public Hero #1 (1935)

    • James Higgins
    • 1/1/10

    What a great cast, Chester Morris, Jean Arthur, who is terrific and Lionel Barrymore, who gives an excellent performance. It's a crime melodrama about Morris posing as a crook to expose gangsters. Well done.

  • Perfect Gangster Flick!

    • Diablo
    • 9/6/09

    Got to see this very entertaining Gangster flick on TCM recently, & I loved it...Jean Arthur is just gorgeous, & here she is also extremely emotional/fragile, caught between her love for her rotten gangster brother, Joe Calleia(in his FIRST acting role!), & Chester Morris, as an undercover lawman, who falls HARD for Arthur(...who WOULDN'T?!)...Morris poses as a crook to infiltrate Calleia's gang, but is torn, between getting the entire gang, & by now, desperately in love with Jean...How to accomplish this maneuver, once she finds out he's a G-Man, intent on bringing her lecherous brother down, is the touchy task laid out before him...There is an AWESOME shootout at the end, extremely mirroring real-life gangster John Dillinger, who had been gunned down just one year before, in much the same way...John Barrymore, expertly plays the drunken doctor, that patches up the bad guys, whenever they get popped...The hideout is wickedly cool, as are the classic period autos in this PERFECT Gangster Flick!

  • Your Name
  • Your Email (optional)
  • Your Location (optional)
      Rate the acting of the Lead Performers
      Rate the acting of the Supporting Cast
      Rate the Director
      Rating of the Music Score
      Rating of the Title Sequence
      Screenplay
      Creatively uses the camera to tell the story
      Importance in Cinema history
      Would you recommend for fans of this genre

  • Title of your Review
  • Your Review

    Character Limit! You have reached the 2,000 word character limit for this review.

  • Preview & Submit Cancel Submit Review Go Back
Thank You!

We have received your ratings and calculated them into the overall user ratings for this title.

Click the button below to read reviews and see your posting:

Close Detailed Ratings (optional)

*We protect your personal infortmation and will not provide it to anyone without your consent. For a complete explanation, please refer to TCM's Privacy Policy. By submitting your contribution, you agree to TCM's Terms of Use.