Enjoy the film classic ‘The Public Enemy’ at Tarleton’s W.K. Gordon Center


STEPHENVILLE (April 18, 2016) — Step into the 1920s with the classic gangster film The Public Enemy at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, as Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas continues its 2016 Night at the Opera series.

Featuring James Cagney and Jean Harlow, the film tells the story of a young man’s rise in the criminal underworld in prohibition-era urban America. The film was directed by William A. Wellman and based on a never-published novel by two former street thugs—“Beer and Blood” by John Bright and Kubec Glasmon—who witnessed some of Al Capone’s murderous gang rivalries in Chicago.

There is no charge; however, seating is limited. Reservations are requested. Free refreshments will be served at intermission.

The W.K. Gordon Center, a Tarleton museum and research facility located in the historic ghost town of Thurber, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The center is located at Exit 367 on Interstate 20 between Fort Worth and Abilene. For more information, visit www.tarleton.edu/gordoncenter or the museum’s Facebook page.

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