Bart and his buddies Clyde (Harry Lewis) and Dave (Ned Young) attend a Carnival to see the shooting performance by Annie Laurie Starr (Peggy Cummins) and Bart is immediately attracted to her because of her beauty and the fact that she is a crack shot.
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Exciting B-movie film noir classic from director Joseph H. Lewis. A sharp, fast-paced, and psychologically rich story told with B-movie maestro Lewis' extraordinary visual sense that makes excellent and innovative use of its low budget. A memorable and highly influential classic that is a must for film noir fans.
I actually liked this movie a lot better than Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde, perhaps it's the expressionist look that appeals to me, but whatever it is, Gun Crazy has a lot to offer. There's a lot of chemistry between the two leads, and there's a fair share of suspense. The final scene in the swamp is perfect. As a whole though, the film is a bit uneven, and didn't grab me completely.
One of the most legendary of all noirs and a must-see for any student/fan of cinema. I don't rate it quite as highly as others, but in sections it is brilliant. The bank robbery filmed entirely from the backseat of the getaway car is sheer perfection.
Without any doubt, a masterpiece. When Bart and Laurie decide to part after their last hold-up and finally give up the idea, Joseph H. Lewis films the scene as if he was directing a super-production. At this moment, he got the touch. GUN CRAZY is teeming with such scenes that are the mark of a true master of the seventh art. Indispensable.