Gun Crazy

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When gun fancier Bart Tare sees Annie Laurie Starr's sideshow sharpshooting act, he's a dead-bang goner. He and she go together, as Bart ultimately says, "like guns and ammunition." The two become bank robbers on the run, eluding roadblocks and roaring... read more
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When gun fancier Bart Tare sees Annie Laurie Starr's sideshow sharpshooting act, he's a dead-bang goner. He and she go together, as Bart ultimately says, "like guns and ammunition." The two become bank robbers on the run, eluding roadblocks and roaring into movie history as one of the benchmark film-noir works. Joseph H. Lewis directs this ferocious thriller selected for the National Film Registry and often cited as a forerunner to Bonnie and Clyde. Peggy Cummins and John Dall star, meeting in a sexually charged carny shooting contest and soon driven by impulses of violence and arousal they don't fully understand. They're young, foolish, doomed—and point blank in Gun Crazy's unforgiving sights.

Original Release

01/20/1950

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Cast

Peggy Cummins Annie Laurie Starr
John Dall Barton Tare
Berry Kroeger Packett
Morris Carnovsky Judge Willoughby
Anabel Shaw Ruby Tare Flagler
Harry Lewis Deputy Clyde Boston
Nedrick Young Dave Allister
Russ Tamblyn Bart Tare (age 14) (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Trevor Bardette Sheriff Boston
Mickey Little Bart Tare
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Joseph H. Lewis

Writers

Dalton Trumbo, MacKinlay Kantor, Millard Kaufman

Cast

Peggy Cummins Annie Laurie Starr
John Dall Barton Tare
Berry Kroeger Packett
Morris Carnovsky Judge Willoughby
Anabel Shaw Ruby Tare Flagler
Harry Lewis Deputy Clyde Boston
Nedrick Young Dave Allister
Russ Tamblyn Bart Tare (age 14) (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Trevor Bardette Sheriff Boston
Mickey Little Bart Tare
Paul Frison Clyde Boston
David Bair Dave Allister
Stanley Prager Bluey-Bluey
Virginia Farmer Miss Wynn
Anne O'Neal Miss Augustine Sifert
Tony Barr Proprietor / Diner Cook
Don Beddoe Man from Chicago
Joseph Crehan Plant Foreman
Eddie Dunn State Policeman on Phone
Dick Elliott Man Fleeing Robbed Market

Producers

Editors

Harry Gerstad

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