MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 40,139 this week

Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)

 -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  January 1960 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 78 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

Related News

Peter Falk obituary
| The Guardian - Film News
Peter Falk obituary
| The Guardian - TV News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 109 titles
created 16 Dec 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 208 titles
created 11 May 2013
 
a list of 7474 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Pretty Boy Floyd" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)

Pretty Boy Floyd (1960) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pretty Boy Floyd.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a "doomsday machine" capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Bobby Van, Ruta Lee, Mala Powers
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Ma Barker and her four sons terrorize the 1930s South and Midwest with a string of kidnappings, robberies and murders, and even get to work with such famous criminals as John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.

Director: Bill Karn
Stars: Lurene Tuttle, Tristram Coffin, Paul Dubov
The Lawyer (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Tony Petrocelli, a bright young layer practicing in the rich cattle town of Baker, becomes embroiled in a murder case.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Barry Newman, Harold Gould, Diana Muldaur
City on Fire (1979)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.

Director: Alvin Rakoff
Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters
Cookie (1989)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.

Director: Susan Seidelman
Stars: Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest, Emily Lloyd
Anzio (1968)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

One of WWIIs bloodiest battles as the Allies smash through the German lines which have enclosed the Anzio beachhead. Four months and 30,000 casualties before the Allies finally march to Rome.

Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A black prison psychiatrist is assigned the distasteful task of helping a paranoid American Nazi charged with sedition.

Directors: Hubert Cornfield, Stanley Kramer
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The movie tells the biography of the gangster Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd who started his career young aged when he saw his father die and seeked out revenge by killing his murderer during a... See full summary »

Directors: Larry Buchanan, Maury Dexter
Stars: Fabian, Jocelyn Lane, Astrid Warner
Grilled (2006)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two meat salesmen will stop at nothing to get a sale.

Director: Jason Ensler
Stars: Ray Romano, Kevin James, Sofía Vergara
Comedy | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
Husbands (1970)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be ... See full summary »

Director: John Cassavetes
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

San Francisco, 1940, detectives, dames, documents, Nazis, and a treasure.

Director: Robert Moore
Stars: Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ericson ...
...
Al Riccardo
Roy Fant ...
Jed Watkins
Joan Harvey ...
Lil Courtney
Carl York ...
Curly Winwell
Jason Evers ...
Sheriff Blackie Faulkner (as Herb Evers)
Effie Afton ...
Ma Parks
Shirley Smith ...
Ann Courtney
...
Gail Crouder
...
Shorty Walters
...
Machine Gun Manny
Leo Bloom ...
Ed Courtney
Norman Burton ...
Bill Courtney
Philip Kenneally ...
Baker
Charles Braswell ...
Special Investigator Neil Trane
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gangster | independent film | See All (2) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De erfgenaam van Al Capone  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Barry Newman) See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is set during the 1930's, the movie score consists of 1950's era jazz and rock-a-billy music. See more »

Soundtracks

Black Emanuelle
Written by Del Serino & Bill Sanford
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Forgettable
4 January 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

The career of notorious 1930's bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is recounted in this sleazy production that also manages to unfold in rather lackluster fashion. Ericson certainly merits the nickname 'Pretty Boy', however his romanticized killer fails to generate an eye-catching level of viciousness. Thus, the story lacks necessary spark at the center. Still, the producers do manage a few compensations. The movie does a pretty good job showing Floyd's lingering roots in Oklahoma where he was something of a folk hero, banks being not too popular in the Depression era 30's. The rural set-ups are also well done showing the shantytown poverty of the time. However, the rest of the production is threadbare, to say the least.

Then too, poor Joan Harvey (Lil) may look the part of Floyd's squeeze, but her acting skill sort of comes and goes. On the other hand, Carl York as Curly manages to inject some real feeling into an otherwise colorless narrative. Good to see Peter Falk getting his first movie break. Too bad he wasn't given a bigger role and a chance to spice things up. Lives of real gangsters were popular on both TV (The Lawless Years, and The Untouchables) and in a number of movies of the time (Capone, Baby Face Nelson). Unfortunately this minor effort is one of the more forgettable ones.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Pretty Boy Floyd (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?