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Dillinger (1945)

Approved | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 17 September 1945 (UK)
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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Marco Minelli (as Eduardo Cianelli)
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Storyline

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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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

Robert Mitchum lobbied for the lead role, but RKO decided that the film didn't suit their new star. See more »

Goofs

The calendar in the apartment goes from Fri Dec 24 1933 to Tue Jul 22 1934, but both of these dates fell on Sundays. 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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Connections

References The Unknown Guest (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
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From street punk to Public Enemy #1.
9 August 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Low budget, high quality B-film depicting the life of gangster John Dillinger. Seventy minutes of beautiful black & white action. For entertainment's sake I'm certain there is latitude given in the telling. Lawrence Tierney early in his career gives the performance for which he is most remembered...Public Enemy Number One. Rounding out the cast of this little gem are:Anne Jeffreys, Edmund Lowe and Elisha Cook Jr. Kudos to Dimitri Tiomkin for original music.

Note:In real life Tierney would be arrested more times than Dillinger.


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