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Gun Crazy: Lovers That Go Together Like Guns and Ammunition

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 18, 2019

Peggy Cummins takes aim! A film noir with a tragic love story involving the femme fatale and a gun-obsessed guy? That's the unlikely premise of Gun Crazy, a 1950 "B" picture selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry in 1998. Although it made little noise when read more

On Blu-ray: The Passionate Charge of Gun Crazy (1950)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 18, 2018

I can never get enough of Gun Crazy (1949). It’s an addictive flick. The high-energy performances, its erotic charge, the rhythm of it, and director Joseph Lewis’ economical, effective style elevated this ‘B’ production to classic status. Now it is making its Blu-ray debut wi read more

Reblog: Looking Back at Gun Crazy

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Dec 8, 2017

***B Noir Detour, written by Salome Wilde, is one of my favorite blogs on the intertubes. She’s recently published an excellent piece on one of the greatest of noirs, and has kindly given me permission to reblog it here. B Noir Detour 1950’s Gun Crazy (Deadly is the Female) was hardly seen read more

The Klutziest Bonnie & Clyde Ever: Gun Crazy (1950)

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jun 6, 2016

**Only very minor, preliminary spoilers here** Gun Crazy begins with a boy getting caught for stealing a gun because he trips. The kid, Barton Tare, has a mysterious attraction to guns he can neither explain nor control. Others try to defend him, given that he has no desire to harm and isn’t read more

Gun Crazy

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Nov 14, 2015

(1950) Directed by Joseph H. Lewis; Written by MacKinlay Kantor and Millard Kaufman (aka: Dalton Trumbo); Based on a story originally published in The Saturday Evening Post by MacKinlay Kantor; Starring: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Harry Lewis, Nedrick Young and Russ Tamblyn; Available read more

Gun Crazy (1950) – Updated

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 30, 2015

Bart has an intense obsession for guns. It’s what his life revolves around. It’s the only thing he wants to do as a boy and the only things he seems to think about. It becomes a problem when he breaks a store window, but during the following hearing his sister and friends vouch for his read more

Review: Gun Crazy (1950)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 30, 2015

Bart has an intense obsession for guns. It’s what his life revolves around. It’s the only thing he wants to do as a boy and the only things he seems to think about. It becomes a problem when he breaks a store window, but during the following hearing his sister and friends vouch for his read more

Review: Gun Crazy (1950)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 30, 2015

Bart has an intense obsession with guns. It’s what his life revolves around. It’s the only thing he wants to do as a boy and the only things he seems to think about. It becomes a problem when he breaks a store window, but during the following hearing, his sister and friends vouch for hi read more

GUN CRAZY THIS SATURDAY ON TCM’S THE ESSENTIALS….

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Sep 28, 2013

Annie Laurie Starr, How could you ever become mixed up with a no good loser like Barton Tare? Then it started something that nobody could stop! A road trip….. A woman he would do anything for…and I mean anything! That first touch, that moment of love’s first blush…. The steamrolle read more

Gun Crazy (1950) – Film-Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 24, 2013

Starring John Dall and Peggy Cummins, the film opens with a young boy who is infatuated with guns. After stealing a gun from a hardware store, Bart is sent to reform school even though his friends and sister testify he would never kill a living thing with it. Bart spends some time in the army and fi read more

Gun Crazy (1950) – Film-Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 24, 2013

Starring John Dall and Peggy Cummins, the film opens with a young boy who is infatuated with guns. After stealing a gun from a hardware store, Bart is sent to reform school even though his friends and sister testify he would never kill a living thing with it. Bart spends some time in the army and fi read more

Gun Crazy (1950)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 3, 2013

Gun Crazy  Directed by Joseph H. Lewis 1950/USA King Brothers Productions Repeat viewing #216 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die   Bart: Some guys are born clowns. Bluey-Bluey: You were born dumb. The roots of film noir are in low-budget pictures – those shadows and locations disg read more

Famous Couples of Noir: Annie and Bart in Gun Crazy (1950)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Mar 23, 2013

Bang, bang — I love you. Gun Crazy (1950) depicts a kind of noirish Bonnie and Clyde story. For me, the heart of this feature is the relationship between Bart Tare and Annie Laurie Starr – here’s a peek inside the connection between this dysfunctional duo. It was love – or something read more

Gun Crazy(1949)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Mar 23, 2013

Gun Crazy(1949). Noir. Cast: Peggy Cummins and John Dall. Director: Joseph H. Lewis, and produced by Frank King and Maurice King. Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo (credited to Millard Kaufman because of the Hollywood Blacklist), and MacKinlay Kantor was based upon a short story by Kantor published in 1 read more

NOIR CITY Day 1: “Gun Crazy” and Peggy Cummins Live (3)

Backlots Posted by Lara on Jan 26, 2013

The opening night of this year’s Noir City can be described, by any standard, as a resounding and spectacular success. Upon my entrance to the theater 15 minutes before showtime, I was greeted with a house that was packed solid. The only seats available were a select few in the upper balcony read more

Seven Shadows – Day Six: GUN CRAZY by Andrew D.

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on May 6, 2012

Running Time: 86 minutes Directed By: Joseph H. Lewis Written By: MacKinlay Kantor, Millard Kaufman Main Cast: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Anabel Shaw, Harry Lewis Third time’s the charm here at Shadows and Satin as I return for my third and final installment that will appear on this read more

Gun Crazy (1949).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jan 26, 2010

Gun Crazy(1949). Noir. Cast: Peggy Cummins and John Dall. Director: Joseph H. Lewis, and produced by Frank King and Maurice King. Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo (credited to Millard Kaufman because of the Hollywood Blacklist), and MacKinlay Kantor was based upon a short story by Kantor published in 1940 read more

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