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Guns Don't Argue (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | September 1957 (USA)
A composite of three re-edited episodes from the 1952 TV series, Gangbusters, released to theatres in 1957 as a feature film. Gang Busters (1954) was a similar effort.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Myron Healey ... John Dillinger (archive footage)
Jean Harvey Jean Harvey ... 'Ma' Barker (archive footage)
Paul Dubov ... Alvin Karpis (archive footage)
Sam Edwards ... Fred Barker (archive footage)
Richard Crane ... Homer Van Meter (archive footage)
Tamar Cooper Tamar Cooper ... Bonnie Parker (archive footage)
Baynes Barron ... Clyde Barrow (archive footage)
Doug Wilson Doug Wilson ... Charles Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd (archive footage)
Jim Davis ... Police Captain Stewart / Narrator (archive footage)
Lyle Talbot ... Dr. William Guellfe, Plastic Surgeon (archive footage)
Sydney Mason Sydney Mason ... Lieutenant Bill Baxter (archive footage)
Lash La Rue ... 'Doc' Barker (archive footage)
Ralph Moody ... Arthur 'Pa' Barker (archive footage)
Jeanne Carmen ... Paula (archive footage)
Ann Morriss ... Mildred Jaunce - The Lady in Red


A composite of three re-edited episodes from the 1952 TV series, Gangbusters, released to theatres in 1957 as a feature film. Gang Busters (1954) was a similar effort.

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. . . and dead men don't talk!


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

FBI räumt auf See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Visual Drama Inc. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


As usual for bottom of the barrel 1950's re-enactments clothing. furniture, and even automobiles are strictly of late 1940s/early 1950s styles not 1920s and 1930s especially in Kansas City Massacre, even though names from gangsters killed in the 1930s, such as Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker and Pretty Boy Floyd, are tossed around like confetti. See more »


Though set in the 1930s, the film's sets, costumes and many of the cars seen in it are all from the 1950s. See more »

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Lighten up...it wasn't a real movie to begin with.
10 December 2005 | by horn-5See all my reviews

It was, just as it says at the top of the page, several episodes of the syndicated TV series, GANGBUSTERS, stitched together to make a feature-length film for the drive-in and grind-show theatres, and the producers were only interested in getting some more return on their investment...and didn't much care if some theatre patron came away miffed because he had already seen this mess for free on television, scattered across several 30-minute episodes. Each of those told a single story of some gangster or gangs, through some law-enforcement agent, and sometimes had different narrators telling the story.

Based on Philip H. Lord's radio program, and the comic strip of the same name. This is not one of the FBI-endorsed films or, to be exact, television series.

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