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Dillinger (1945)

Approved | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 2 March 1945 (USA)
John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

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The rise of John Dillinger from petty criminal (including, unforgivably, holding up a cinema) via prison and bank robbery with his new convict associates to the accolade of Public Enemy Number One. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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His Story Is Written in Bullets, Blood and Blondes! See more »


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2 March 1945 (USA)  »

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John Dillinger, Killer  »

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$193,000 (estimated)

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$4,000,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Monogram was considered to be the "best" of the Poverty Row studios. The King brothers managed to get a good supporting cast and composer Dimitri Tiomkin on board. See more »

Goofs

When scenes are set in Chicago, the uniformed Police are shown as wearing shield type badges on their coats. The Chicago Police and the old (now disbanded) Chicago Park District Police had Stars, rather than Shields. In those days it was a six pointed star; but ever since the mid 1950's it has been five pointed. See more »

Quotes

Helen Rogers: Who lives here?
John Dillinger: What do you care?
Helen Rogers: Well, I just like to know where I am.
John Dillinger: You're with me.
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Referenced in Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Silent Night
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
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"B" Movie That Rivals an "A" Product
23 December 2003 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This taut little crime noir is worth watching a couple of times. It has a short running time which was typical of "B" films and it packs a lot of action into a little over 60 minutes.

What a cast this film boasts!!......Edmund Lowe, a former screen idol of the silents and early talkies; Marc Lawrence and Eduardo Cianelli who could never shake their bad guy images; the greatest of all character actors, Elisha Cook Jr. whose career spanned in excess of 50 years; and Lawrence Tierney, born to portray a criminal. Tierney, who was a bad boy in real life (which sank his career for many years before he made a comeback in the 1980s)is the epitome of a cold eyed, hardened gangster who lives for today and the hell with tomorrow. Tierney, whose brother Scott Brady was a recurring presence in films of the 50s, will always be recognized for this part alone and it could have shot him to stardom but his personal life got in the way.......too bad. This film is a standout in the realm of "B" movies and is worthy of it's reputation.


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