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    G-Men (Warner Brothers-First National, 1935) Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Warners had been making gangster films like "The Public Enemy" and "Little Caesar" for years and had been accused of glorifying the criminal element in order to sell tickets. In an effort to ward off the Hays commission, which would have censored the studios product, Warner Brothers made "G-Men." The film was a total propaganda tool, created as entertainment and made with the assistance of the FBI. James Cagney was cast as an FBI agent and the film was a showcase of the detective work being done by the Bureau at the time. The film remains one of the classic gangster pictures of the era and certainly one of the most memorable Cagney pictures. This card features Cagney is an embattled moment and is in fine condition. It has chips to both left corners and some light residue of tape. The border also shows some light smudging and pinholes. Fine condition.

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