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?
At the Little Bohemia lodge, when John Dillinger
is introduced to Pretty Boy Floyd
and Baby Face Nelson
, Floyd calls himself "Choc" Floyd when introduced. In real life, one of Floyd's early nicknames, predominately used by family and friends, was "Choc" in reference to Floyd's taste for Choctaw Beer. The real Floyd preferred to be called by this nickname rather than his more famous one. See more
Just before the robbery at the East Chicago bank, after John Dillinger
and the others have gone inside, the camera pans right to the bay window where we see the customers line up. As the camera pans across the brick wall between the door and the window, you can see a faint "X" in white chalk. This is the "mark" showing where the actors playing the robbers are to stand at the beginning of the scene. See more
Now get over there behind that wheel before I kill ya.
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
Red River Valley
Played at the square dance See more