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Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)

 -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  January 1960 (USA)
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Trying to shake his troubled past and start a new honest life, Floyd loses his job because of that past. With nowhere to go but back home in Oklahoma he gets news that his father's been ... See full summary »

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Al Riccardo
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Shorty Walters
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Machine Gun Manny
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Philip Kenneally ...
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Trying to shake his troubled past and start a new honest life, Floyd loses his job because of that past. With nowhere to go but back home in Oklahoma he gets news that his father's been murdered and the local sheriff lets the killer off with a self-defense plea. Bent on revenge, Floyd does what he must which leads him down a dark road littered with robbing banks and loose women. Floyd's final days are anything BUT pretty! Written by jimthemoviefreak@gmail.com

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THE KISS OF DEATH - WHERE THE UNDERWORLD BECOME THE JUDGES AND A HOODLUM WINDS UP DEAD! (original print ad - all caps)

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Film debut of Barry Newman) See more »

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Pretty Boy Floyd, a 1930s outlaw, is seen throughout the movie using German-made MP-40 machine guns which were used by Nazi soldiers during World War II and not available in the U.S. until after the war (illegally, of course). He is also seen using 1950's era snub-nose .38 revolvers. Pretty Boy Floyd famously used a pair of 1911-style .45 automatics. See more »

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Don't Look For Facts - Just Gunplay
30 December 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film was typical of the B-Movie fare of the late 1950's and early 1960's, spurred by the 1959 TV release of "The Untouchables."

The 1960 film, "The Rise and Fall of Jack Legs Diamond", and the 1961 film "Portrait of a Mobster" were better examples of how these films should and could be made well. B-movies, yes; but there's B and then there's - B made well.

The actor who portrays Pretty Boy Floyd, John Ericsons, was slated for better things, and the studios did try. He was indeed a good journeyman actor but, for some reason, simply did not have the matinée idol gene in him.

There is nothing spectacular going on in this film, but it does move and its easy watching. Its only only standout highlight worth mentioning is a, all too brief but great performance by the late "Munsters" actor, Al Lewis: look for it.


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