After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger's bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
...he was the gangster's gangster.
Did You Know?
After escaping from the Crown Point jail, John Dillinger
robs the local bank. While he did not rob this bank in real life, according to Ed Saager, the garage mechanic Dillinger forced to drive the getaway car, as they were passing by the bank, John Dillinger did jokingly comment, "Geez, I wish I wasn't in such a hurry to get outta here...I'd love to stop by that bank." See more
like many Chicagoans in July went to the movies as much to escape the heat as to see the feature. The heavy overcoats worn by the FBI are out of season. See more
I didn't know nothin' about it. I thought they's all millionaires.
After the closing credits a voice (Paul Frees
) can be heard decrying the film and calling it a source of corruption for children. See more
References Manhattan Melodrama
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Seymour Simons
and Haven Gillespie
Sung by Warren Oates
and played at various times throughout the picture See more