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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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.
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.
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.