Starring Broderick Crawford, Jessie Ralph, Johnny Downs, Peggy Moran,
Directed by Albert S. Rogell
Runtime: 61 min.
Print Quality: B
When Public Enemy No. 3 Sonny McGann meets composer Bob Gunther,
he gets the idea of having Bob write music to a poem he has written
about his long-lost sweetheart Sadie McGlonsky. Somewhere between
kidnapping and gentle persuasion, Sonny takes Bob and his girlfriend
Linda Carroll to his penthouse hideout and orders Bob to write the music.
After completion, Sonny and his mob use some strong-arm persuasion to
get it on "The Hit Parade." Bob tries to trick Sonny saying he can't write
any more music because of his unrequited love for music comedy star
Magda Delys. Sonny's solution is to have his men bring Magda and a
minister with a marriage license to the penthouse. Bob is forced to begin
the ceremony but Public Enemy No. 2, Big Foot Louie, barges in and
reveals that his own hobby is writing music. And Sonny recognizes Magda
as his long-lost love Sadie McGlonsky. He and Big Foot decide to quit the
rackets and surrender to the District Attorney so they can collaborate on
writing hit songs "in the pen."