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A Bullet for Pretty Boy (1970)

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 »

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Betty
Astrid Warner ...
Ruby
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'Preacher'
Michael Haynes ...
Ned Short
Robert Glenn ...
Hossler
Annabelle Weenick ...
Beryl (as Anne MacAdams)
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Helen
Jeff Alexander ...
Wallace
Desmond Dhooge ...
Harvey
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Huddy
Hugh Feagin ...
Jack Dowler
Jessie Lee Fulton ...
Mrs. Floyd
James N. Harrell ...
Mr. Sam Floyd (as James Harrell)
Gene Ross ...
William
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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 fight. Written by Volker Boehm

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Charles Arthur Floyd was a lady killer... also Cops, Sheriffs, Bank Tellers, or anyone else in his way! See more »


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15 July 1970 (USA)  »

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Pretty Boy Floyd  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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The movie received a wide release (308 theatres) on 15 July 1970 which was rare for AIP at the time. The New York release in November was typical of AIP at that time - NYC was nearly always one of the last stops for its pix. See more »

Goofs

In the film, Floyd gets his nickname when he is in a brothel. This is false. In reality, after one of his bank robberies, a payroll master described Floyd as "a mere boy - a pretty boy with apple cheeks." See more »

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Gone Tomorrow
Written by Richard Bowen
Performed by The Source
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Needs a New Soundtrack -- Otherwise Fine
9 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie tells the biography of the gangster Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd (Fabian) who started his career young aged when he saw his father die and sought out revenge by killing his murderer during a fight.

This film is so historical inaccurate, it almost does not deserve to use the name of Charles Floyd. But then, it is so entertaining, that I think it earned this privilege. And, heck, it is more factual than many uses of Al Capone in movies and books, so in comparison this is a documentary!

Seriously, though, it is a pretty good film. Bank robberies, fights, a pretty food food fight scene (my favorite part of the film). What was holding it back? The music. The music was just too 1970s to really be appreciated today, and there was absolutely no need to use the same song four or five times in the movie. If this ever gets a decent DVD release, I hope someone tweaks the soundtrack.

That being said, a fine addition to the Larry Buchanan filmography. And you thought he only made cheesy horror and science fiction!


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