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Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)

 -  Action | Biography | Crime  -  May 1958 (USA)
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Machine-Gun Kelly, the famous bank robber, seldom without his Thompson machine gun. The story opens with great jazzy music and a murder shown in shadows. His moll is the driving force ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
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Susan Cabot ...
Florence 'Flo' Becker
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Michael Fandango
Richard Devon ...
Apple
Jack Lambert ...
Howard
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Harry (as Frank De Kova)
Connie Gilchrist ...
'Ma' Becker
Wally Campo ...
Maize
Barboura Morris ...
Lynn Grayson
Lori Martin ...
Sherryl Vito (as Dawn Menzer)
George Archambeault ...
Frank
Robert Griffin ...
Mr. Andrew Vito
Michael Fox ...
Detective Clinton
Larry Thor ...
Detective Drummond
Shirley Falls ...
Martha
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Machine-Gun Kelly, the famous bank robber, seldom without his Thompson machine gun. The story opens with great jazzy music and a murder shown in shadows. His moll is the driving force behind his exploits. He has an exaggerated fear of death and death symbols. The sight of a coffin makes him freeze during a bank job, causing his lieutenant to lose his arm. Finally, the gang kidnaps a little girl along with her nurse and hold them for ransom. Written by alfiehitchie

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Without His Gun He Was Naked Yellow!


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May 1958 (USA)  »

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Machine Gun Kelly  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Florence 'Flo' Becker character was based on George Kelly's second wife Kathryn Thorne, aka Cleo Brooks. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits: THE TITLE CHARACTER UPON WHICH THIS STORY IS BASED IS TRUE. The other characters, all events and firms, depicted are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

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Referenced in Screwballs (1983) See more »

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Excellent , fast paced and violent Bronson crime thriller!!
13 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most Bronson fans will fudge their way through his mid to late 80's flicks in search of more classic badaxx Bronson before finding this lost classic. Save your time and bucks by going straight to this excellent crime thriller.

See Bronson create the screen persona that would stay with him the rest of his long career. Bronson shines as the notorious and tough as nails Machine Gun Kelly. He plays a ruthless and mean spirited criminal with no love for anyone and a great fear of death. Great direction and pacing, great action and stylistic photography make for an enjoyable 80 minute diversion into the world of crime in early America. I'm not sure how accurate this was to the real life of Machine Gun, but Bronson brings to life his character in a way that grabbed the attention of a young Hollywood.

If you love the tough guy Bronson and are trying to add to your collection, skip most of his later films (Assasination, 10 to Midnight, Kinjite, Messenger...)and go straight for Machine Gun Kelly. I promise you'll get the mean mutha' Bronson that you're looking for!! Time to put this one on DVD....The Stone Killer and Telefon too for that matter


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