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'G' Men (1935) was a Crime - Action Film directed by William Keighley and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner and Louis F. Edelman.

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Jeff McCord: We're gonna make the word "government" poison to them if it's the last thing we do.


Collins: I never knock.
Jean Morgan: Well, it does save getting splinters in your knuckles. Someday someone's gonna knock you flat.


Hugh Farrell: No? We'll see.
Danny Leggett: Yeah. We'll see.


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Initially, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and U.S. Attorney General Homer Cummings disapproved of the film. Their primary reason was that it portrayed an FBI agent as insubordinate (Davis being a smart ass to McCord) and acting on his own (Davis leaving the hospital to find Collins). But when the movie became a success, Hoover and Cummings realized that the film could be used to promote the image of the FBI and they changed their minds and began openly endorsing it.
Lloyd Nolan's film debut.
In this film, which was made after one of the many "censorship" reforms, the gangsters are never seen using the common gangster weapon: the Thompson Sub-Machine Gun. In an effort to curb the violence in movies, the new "production codes" forbade the use of the weapon by gangsters on camera for fear that it would corrupt the youth of America (a fact explained in the Angels with Dirty Faces DVD documentary). This is especially evident during the lodge shootout. All of the cops and FBI agents have Tommy guns, 12-gauge pump shotguns and automatic pistols, while the gangsters only have revolvers and lever-action rifles.
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