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Machine-Gun Kelly (1958) Poster

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Actor Dick Miller, a Roger Corman regular, was scheduled to play the title role, but writer R. Wright Campbell kept pushing for his brother, William Campbell, to get it and began tailoring the script to emphasize his brother's strengths. To avoid internal squabbling, Corman assigned the role to Charles Bronson.
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Shot in only eight days.
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Charles Bronson's first lead role after years of bit parts and supporting roles..
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The Florence 'Flo' Becker character was based on George Kelly's second wife Kathryn Thorne, aka Cleo Brooks.
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Feature-film debut of Morey Amsterdam.
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American-International Pictures owners Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson wanted to make a gangster picture after years of making sci-fi pictures. This was the result.
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George Kelly's nickname to the public wads "Mcahine Gun". To his friends, his nickname was "Popgun".
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George Kelly was placed on the #1 spot on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list after the 1933 kidnapping by Kelly and his gang of Oklahoma millionaire Charles F. Urschel, for which a $200,000 ransom was paid (and which resulted in Kelly's eventual capture). This movie is loosely based on that incident.
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The only time Roger Corman and Charles Bronson worked together.
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When this film was re-released in France in 1963, Charles Bronson's voice was dubbed into French by Marcel Bozzuffi. Ten years later Bronson and Bozzuffi worked together in the film Chino (1973).
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This was released by American-International on a double feature with The Bonnie Parker Story (1958).
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Roger Corman's first gangster movie.
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Charles Bronson was 36 when he appeared in this movie.
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