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?
Two different versions of the movie exist but with different main title music. The original first version features the song "We're in the Money" being played while snap shots of homeless and poor people are shown on the screen. The second alternate version has the same visuals but with a simpler instrumental cue which is called the "Theme from Dillinger" on the soundtrack LP. 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 don't want to be there when they get you. Promise me that I won't have to be there when they get you.
They're not going to get me.
I just don't want to see it. I just don't want to see it John.
They won't ever get me. I may not live forever, but I'd be a damn fool not to try!
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
Referenced in Charlie's Angels
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