GUN CRAZY

(1949)
With John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis
Black and White
Reviewed by JL

    A low-budget noir classic, GUN CRAZY proved that the oft-recycled story of a young couple on a crime spree could be more sexually charged and disturbing when filmed under the restrictions of the Production Code.  Often regarded as a precursor to BONNIE AND CLYDE, GUN CRAZY was b-film-making at its grittiest. Justly famous for its lengthy robbery and getaway scene, filmed entirely from the back seat of the getaway car. 4½ - JL


IS THAT WHO I THINK IT IS?

Russ Tamblyn, later famous as the star of such classic musicals as SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVE BROTHERS and WEST SIDE STORY, plays the the young boy at the beginning of the film who steals a gun from a shop during a rain shower.

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