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Baby Face Nelson (1957)

Approved | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 11 December 1957 (USA)
George "Babyface" Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger.

Director:

Don Siegel

Writers:

Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay), Irving Shulman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Lester M. 'Baby Face Nelson' Gillis
Carolyn Jones ... Sue Nelson
Cedric Hardwicke ... Doc Saunders (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Leo Gordon ... John Dillinger
Anthony Caruso ... John Hamilton
Jack Elam ... Fatso Nagel
John Hoyt ... Samuel F. Parker
Ted de Corsia ... Rocca
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Homer van Meter
Robert Osterloh ... FBI Agent Johnson
Thayer David ... Connelly
Dabbs Greer ... FBI Agent Charles Bonner
George E. Stone ... Mr. Hall - Bank Manager
Lisa Davis ... Ann Saper - the Lady in Red
Emile Meyer ... Mac - Detective
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Storyline

George "Babyface" Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1920s Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger. Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

THE DEADLIEST KILLER OF THEM ALL! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminos de sangre See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,000,000, 31 July 1970
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fryman Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Initially, the producers wanted to shoot this movie in Vistarama, and were planning to cast Frank Sinatra in the lead role. See more »

Goofs

When Mickey Rooney is leaving prison, the cars in the rear projection shots are clearing 1950s models. See more »

Quotes

Lester M. 'Baby Face Nelson' Gillis: Take his car and ditch it. Then follow me.
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Connections

Referenced in Charade (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm So In Love With You
by Mickey Rooney & Harold Spina
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Napoleon with a Tompson Submachine Gun
14 March 2002 | by jeffhill1See all my reviews

In "Baby Face Nelson" Mickey Rooney has come a long way from his "I know. Let's put on a show" Andy Hardy solution to meeting the problems of the Depression. The cherubic teenager has become a cold eyed, cold blooded killer with a chip on his shoulder who delights in showing that despite his five foot three inch stature, he is a big man with a Tompson submachine gun.


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