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Gun Crazy (1950) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Joseph H. Lewis and produced by Frank King and Maurice King.

Gun Crazy was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1998.

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

By KC on May 18, 2018 From Classic Movies

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 full article


Reblog: Looking Back at Gun Crazy

By John Grant on Dec 8, 2017 From Noirish

***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 upo... Read full article


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

By Judy on Jun 6, 2016 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

**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 a... Read full article


Gun Crazy

By Barry P. on Nov 14, 2015 From Cinematic Catharsis

(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 full article


Gun Crazy (1950) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 30, 2015 From 4 Star Films

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 c... Read full article


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Quotes from

Annie Laurie Starr: Let's go for a walk on the beach.
Bart: I just read an article about funerals.


Bart: We go together, Annie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.


Bart: Two people dead, just so we can live without working!


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Facts about

Spoiler: When Bart is reading about the deaths at the meat packing plant, he says that the security guard's name was William Bechtel. It is unclear as to whether or not this can be taken as a nod to comedian William Bechtel.
The bank heist sequence was done entirely in one take, with no one outside the principal actors and people inside the bank aware that a movie was being filmed. When John Dall as Bart Tare says, "I hope we find a parking space," he really meant it, as there was no guarantee that there would be one. In addition, at the end of the sequence someone in the background screams that there's been a bank robbery - this was actually a bystander who saw the filming and assumed the worst.
Bart Tare and Laurie Starr are modeled on the infamous Depression-era bandits Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, who are also the subjects of Bonnie and Clyde, You Only Live Once and The Bonnie Parker Story.
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National Film Registry

Gun Crazy

Released 1950
Inducted 1998
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