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Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly

Roger Corman (1958)

12 Certificate


Our Score
One of the first films to gain cult director Roger Corman international recognition and critical acclaim, this is a vivid and fast-moving biopic about the infamous 1930s bank robber. Charles Bronson (in his first starring role) brings an edgy intensity to Kelly, the audacious gangster who - in what may be considered the greatest anticlimax in crime history - finally surrendered to the FBI rather than be killed in a shoot-out. Rapid-fire dialogue and effective characterisations all down the line make this Corman quickie a real winner.


Roger Corman's fact-based crime drama about the notorious bank robber, whose reign of terror through the prohibition era came to an end with an ill-fated kidnapping plot. Starring Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot and Morey Amsterdam.

Cast & Crew

Machine Gun Kelly Charles Bronson
Flo Susan Cabot
Fandango Morey Amsterdam
Howard Jack Lambert
Maize Wally Campo
Director Roger Corman
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Anglo Amalgamated Available on: Available on DVD


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