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The Lady in Red (1979)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  July 1979 (USA)
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1930's gangster era film about Dillinger and his last girl. Written by John Sayles.



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1930's gangster era film about Dillinger and his last girl. Written by John Sayles.

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Her father said she was a tramp. Her customers said she was fantastic. See more »


Action | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

July 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guns, Sin and Bathtub Gin  »

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$400,000 (estimated)

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14 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film on TV and with the commercial breaks, it suffered. However, I later saw it without the commercials and it's so much better. It's the story of Gangster John Dillenger and his last girlfriend. Pamela Sue Martin as the moll and Robert Conrad as Dillenger both deliver great performances. I don't know much about John Dillenger, but I wonder if he was as "gentlemanly" as Conrads' portrayal was. Just a thought! However, it is a strong story, with enough violence to be realistic (those were violent times). There's also the romantic element that gives a softness to Dillenger. As I said, I wonder if he was a romantic at all. Anyway, a decent enough flick and well-acted.

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