The men in the town were all conceded jerks. The brothers did the women a gigantic favor by kidnapping them. They were gentlemen
Absolutely love seeing Cagney dance. It's a shame that he was typecast playing the gangster. Cagney was so talented, he could flourish in any role he chose to do. Interesting seeing arguably the toughest actor in film history break into song and dance, and his talents were magnified by being such a terrific dancer.