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Baby Face Nelson (1957)

George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger...

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George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1920s Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger... Written by Volker Boehm

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the baby-face punk who became the FBI's PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1! See more »


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4 April 1958 (Japan)  »

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Caminos de sangre  »

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$175,000 (estimated)
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Initially, the producers wanted to shoot the picture in Vistarama and were planning to cast Frank Sinatra in the lead role. See more »

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The movie is portraying 1933, but the open scenes you see a metropolitan city that is far more modern and developed than the cities of 1933. See more »

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Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »

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I'm So In Love With You
by Mickey Rooney & Harold Spina
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Racy tabloid movie making
9 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mickey Rooney gives an energetic ,scary and persuasive performance in this crisp and edgy don Siegal movie.The businesslike script by Irving Shulman and Daniel Mainwaring traces the rise of Nelson from apprentice gunman to Rocca(Ted de Corsia),through his meetings with Dillinger(Leo Gordon), his incarceration and subsequent escape aided by girlfriend Sue(Carolyn Jones)and his rise to the status of Public Enemy Number 1 Little is said about the background to the story-prohibition is scarcely touched on -or about Nelson's personal motivation .Instead it records -even ,disquietingly ,celebrates his achievements and behaviour.

The support cast gives Rooney solid backup and special kudos go to Sir Cedric Hardwicke ,Jack Elam and Emile Meyer It looks cheap and low budget but this actually helps the impact of this slick ,anti-social pulp movie


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