The film ‘Public Enemy’ made in 1931, is considerably one of the first classical Gangster films among the crime / detective genre. Main characters Tom Powers and Matt Doyle are long-time friends that grow up to become fellow gangsters. Among the city that frowns upon their behavior, both have family members that judge them. Throughout the film Tom becomes more and more willing to commit dangerous crimes. When Tom’s brother comes back from the war, he lectures him constantly about how he should change his life.. how being a murderer will come back to him. Foreshadowing what was soon to come at the end. Tom’s death results in himself not listening to the boss “Lay low”. Instead he doesn’t lay low, and tries to fight back ending him dying brutally in a shootout in the pouring rain. Fin.