Gun Crazy

Bart Ter from early childhood like guns. On return from the army friends assign it to the amusement Park, where he meets Laurie, the girl of his dreams, who works in the Park and likes guns even less than he. Soon they get married. After the wedding, Laurie becomes dissatisfied with their financial situation. Bart could not resist a ruthless and greedy woman he loves. And the pair begins a string of daring robberies...

  • Joseph H. Lewis

Release Date: 1950-01-20
IMDb icon 7.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $400,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $17,322
Elvina Sophey
19 June 2017 | 03:02

The legend of Bonnie and Clyde has arisen because of the ambiguous, humorous photo of a cute, petite girl Bonnie Parker from car cigars in teeth the revolver in his hand. Vulgar stand I fierce eyes, in which there is clearly a lack of seriousness, was "rendered" by the press on front pages at the time when this couple made their misdeeds. It is thanks to this replicated the image for them stuck a trail of glory, telling you that these people — brutal thugs and murderers. And Col Clyde barrow else could match, and in principle, conformed to, the image loaded on him, according to eyewitnesses so it becomes clear that a clear confirmation about that Bonnie Parker ever do in someone was shooting — no.

But what is I? And to what in this film 1949 year, the writer with a world name, literally a legend in his own time, Dalton TRUMBO, — those years, pursued by the law due to political views and because forced to hide under the alias nobody is known, by Millard Kaufman, — completely redid the story Mackinlay Cantor in the story of fatal love, clearly inspired images of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. And while this is clearly inspiration was derived from the tabloids and rumors, because in this crime drama, a special emphasis is on a female character Peggy Cummins (Annie), which is presented to the viewer as such fatal beauty — a classic character tape Noir. But that I wonder: to designate this film as a definite Noir impossible. Language of images, elements of style, there is not working. Typical components, like certain plans, abundance of moisture and fog, are present, but they are served segment measured. Though not so much measured in the genre "a black film", and choice of the common framework pattern: don't have felt the atmosphere of pessimism and overwhelming depression, on that in the movie previously mentioned the style and environment. This strange to watch, especially if to remember how exemplary was the last film of this kind from directed by Joseph H. Lewis — "Large ensemble." Apparently, he only stuffed, so to speak, a hand, creating a strong, memorable drama, which tells of small pieces of life hero John Doll (Barton).

The viewer focuses on a pair of lovers who, guided by the lust of one of them, start your way through the slippery path of breaking the law. What it's all over, you can guess with the beginning, but the film has such a structure that in the final, predictable end have not want. On the contrary — it disgusted you to the heroes imbued their philosophy that is based or only compliance, or the immodest requirements, "overgrown meat" showing the viewer in its essence of the scenery of the life, which is dreams everyone. The main character, — Bart — not let the sympathy of the audience with the beginning to the end, performing the last action in such a way that anyway, let receives his address malevolent smile of fate, remains love and respect. Annie is once again tearing the veil, returns to those minutes ambiguous to her, when the bowl of scales outweighs its intrigue and ability manipulation. Such a contrast of images from one another, after another third, which, in fact, is the "number one" — remembered. It is done naturally and literally last seconds manages to produce exactly the impression that the film is not it seemed broken, not to all becomes normal, everyone is as a must. And not wanting the viewer to contemplate the mediocre ending undergoes rebirth: from the film gets a genuine pleasure.

The fun of interesting history. From ambiguous characters who are able to feel, to change, to think independently in the framework of logic or to succumb to the impulses of the senses. From some interesting camera solutions and even revolutionary techniques of narrative cinematic storytelling: shooting in one take, shooting scenes with full improvisation of the actors, interesting camera angles and light effects really on the verge of the style of film Noir, unambiguous and undisputed, like the same "Great ensemble" or"Double insurance". It — some of the "polonois", in fact is itself a touching, interesting film, for the operations in which are interesting to watch, but for the characters who survive. Fans of crime films-car chases, movies, where the main motive — harassment, movies on the fate of entertaining people, movies, the fatal love is not only man, but to something inanimate, in the find their inspiration and confidence — for such people the cinema of Joseph H. Lewis will be like.

PS Thanks for attention.

Sayre Uriisa
04 June 2019 | 10:47

Going on a fair friends, a young boy with a difficult childhood and think would like cool change it life. Met the girl hardly worse shooting, Bart realizes that seriously in love with; to fortunately for him, Laurie meets him back (here cost is not without misadventures with the other a lover). A couple enters into marriage, a great time, but soon they realize was on zero.

Ambitious girl makes clear to the guy that the ordinary life with its everyday restrictions on her that's she long been thinking to make a RAID. Bart rests, arguing that wants to see the mirror of the robber. Lori then offers to kiss her goodbye return the both the original. Heart Bart not stand for the sake of his beloved, he goes against himself, instead of parting choosing love and gun.

One of the typical of film Noir about the burglars, however no less can boast a great script, excellent acting heads. characters, and also a very lively and inventive work of the operator, thanks to which the viewer sometimes receives the forbidden opportunity to be the third raider.

7,5 of 10

Clari Cnut
06 November 2013 | 05:23

This movie took place in 1950, relatively unnoticed. The picture is not made large fees, not involved in the major festivals, not has attracted the attention of critics. The usual low-budget crime film was created in the style of film Noir. It would seem that whether to remember him. Meanwhile, I think for the history of cinema this tape is very important. Because she entity anticipated "Bonnie and Clyde", "Heath", "natural Born killers" and all subsequent variations of the theme "two criminals against the world." Dynamic and easy, elegant overcoming all obstacles the face of the Hays code, the Director of bands Joseph Lewis coped with the production. Even in our days the picture interesting to watch.

You need to understand that those years, the idea of a romantic story in which the focus the love between two criminals looked very doubtful. That is why both picture of the hero in love is primarily in the weapon. That is why the hero of a tape long thought and going through, before just shoot in the direction of a police car (especially because he shot in the wheel). That is why in the movie will not be so and a lot of romantic scenes of love between two characters — it's you "Bonnie and Clyde". But while this blond Peggy Cummings in one key scenes will take (in a similar take 17 years later will sport the fairies Danwei, playing the role of Bonnie Parker and lifting the fashion for women's berets).

So, if You interested in the history of cinema, then this modest film, I would recommend not to miss. The more so the picture was taken on a very decent level. All dynamically spectacular and cheerful and simple-minded smile John Doll is remembered for a long time.

And yet... you Know what is the difference of this film from "Bonnie and Clyde"? This Noir. And in the tradition of the genre, two bad's too much. Enough to be confined to one woman who will push the hero to all crimes.

7 of 10

How much has Gun Crazy made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $17,322.
How much did it cost to make Gun Crazy?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $400,000.
Who is the director of the movie Gun Crazy?
This tv-show was directed by Joseph H. Lewis.
What is the genre of Gun Crazy?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Best Film-Noir Movies.
Who starred in Gun Crazy?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky, Anabel Shaw.
What is Gun Crazy IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.6.
When was Gun Crazy released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1950-01-20.