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Machine Gun Kelly

  • Drama
  • 1958
  • Roger Corman
  • 83 mins
  • A

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Machine Gun KellyCharles Bronson
FloSusan Cabot
FandangoMorey Amsterdam
HowardJack Lambert
MaizeWally Campo
LynnBarboura Morris
AppleRichard Devon
FreddyTed Thorpe

Crew

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DirectorRoger Corman

Details

Theatrical distributor
Anglo Amalgamated
Language
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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