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Gun Crazy(1950)

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Barton Tare(Russ Tamblyn)is a young boy whos hobby is guns.Barton steals one from a hardware store and is caught by the police.After doing time in a reform school and serving in WW2,Barton(John Dall)returns home where his sister,Ruby(Anabel Shaw)and his two friends Dave(Nedrick Young)and Clyde(Harry Lewis)welcome him back.

 

 

They take Barton to the circus where Barton meets Annie Starr(Peggy Cummings)a crackshot and her jealous manager,Packet(Berry Kroeger)Packet offers $500. to anyone that can beat her.Barton not only wins the contest,but Annie.Annie is a spoiled tart who wants money at all costs.Barton and Annie go out on a major crime wave,much to the shock of Ruby,Dave,and Clyde.

 

 

Co titled,Deadly Is The Female.

 

 

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Gun Crazy is a GREAT movie!! I found it on YT and immediately recorded it and am glad i did.

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The film is notable for Peggy Cummins' first appearance -- entering from the bottom of the frame! -- and the unbroken take showing the bank robbery.

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I'm dying to watch this movie! Its looks and sounds so good. I hope TCM will show it soon.

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I'm dying to watch this movie! Its looks and sounds so good. I hope TCM will show it soon.

 

Your wish is granted;   July 16th. 

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It's one of the first noirs I've ever seen (about 13 or 14 years ago). I really like John Dall, not only in this film, but also in Rope and The Man Who Cheated Himself. He could play pretty much any character - the good, the evil, etc. A pity that he didn't have a better career.

 

The leading lady did a fine job, but she wasn't nearly as memorable as he was.

 

Anyhow, it's a terrific noir! I've seen it several times.

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It's one of the first noirs I've ever seen (about 13 or 14 years ago). I really like John Dall, not only in this film, but also in Rope and The Man Who Cheated Himself. He could play pretty much any character - the good, the evil, etc. A pity that he didn't have a better career.

 

The leading lady did a fine job, but she wasn't nearly as memorable as he was.

 

Anyhow, it's a terrific noir! I've seen it several times.

 

John Dall is also first rate in the Bette Davis film The Corn is Green.     Yes, pity his film legacy is 'light'.   That happened to many young actors that got there start in the late 40s because after their initial studio contract ended in the 50s,  the studio system was starting to break down (T.V. being a reason),  and studios were a lot more reluctant to sign actors to long term contracts like they did in earlier decades. 

 

Gun Crazy is terrific,  but note that Peggy Cummings career faded even more so than Dall's.

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John Dall is also first rate in the Bette Davis film The Corn is Green.     Yes, pity his film legacy is 'light'.   That happened to many young actors that got there start in the late 40s because after their initial studio contract ended in the 50s,  the studio system was starting to break down (T.V. being a reason),  and studios were a lot more reluctant to sign actors to long term contracts like they did in earlier decades. 

 

Gun Crazy is terrific,  but note that Peggy Cummings career faded even more so than Dall's.

 

 

Oh yes, I forgot about The Corn is Green! Great film with a terrific cast/acting.

 

I heard that John Dall didn't have a better career because he was homosexual, but there might have been other reasons, like the one you mentioned.

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