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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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Cast

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Lester M. 'Baby Face Nelson' Gillis
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Sue Nelson
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Doc Saunders (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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John Dillinger
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John Hamilton
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Fatso Nagel
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Samuel F. Parker
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Rocca
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Homer van Meter
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FBI Agent Johnson
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Connelly
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FBI Agent Charles Bonner
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Mr. Hall - Bank Manager
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Ann Saper - the Lady in Red
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Mac - Detective
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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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4 April 1958 (Japan)  »

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$175,000 (estimated)
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Upon its release, the film was criticized by California Representative H. Allen Smith, who claimed that it contributed to juvenile delinquency. FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover also denounced the film as glorifying crime. See more »

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Dabbs Greer's name is misspelt as 'Daabs Greer' in the opening credits. 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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One of the films of the '50s
13 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

a decade not over-endowed with great movies this has to be one of the most under-rated and underplayed. Don Siegle even stops Rooney from over-acting. No mean feat. The result is a chilling portrayal that has to rate with Rooney's best. In terms of genre this must rate in the top ten of gangster movies. Why has it never been seen on TV? Good knows they dig deep enough sometimes dredging up the most turgid pap especially for day-time TV. Rooney's portrayal of the murderous psychopath could possibly only have been bettered by Cagney at his best. The dialogue is suitably hard-nosed and cynical. By the time they get to 1933 and the end of prohibition Rooney (Nelson) takes a drink in their hide-out and a colleague remarks 'Hey haven't you heard? It's legal now' to which Rooney replies 'No kiddin. Kinda takes the fun outa drinking it'. Watch it if you get the chance.


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