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Baby Face Nelson (1957)

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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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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Don't see it unless your nerves are bullet proof! 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

United Artists' distribution fee was thirty percent. See more »

Goofs

The movie is portraying 1933, but the open scenes you see a metropolitan city that is far more modern and developed than the cities of 1933. See more »

Quotes

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

I'm So In Love With You
by Mickey Rooney & Harold Spina
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A classic gangster movie
4 May 2017 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

A classic 1930's Warner Bros. gangster movie...except that it isn't. Don Siegel made "Baby Face Nelson" in 1957 and for United Artists but it has the look and feel of the very best gangster movies from a couple of decades earlier. Mickey Rooney plays the title role and, of course, he's perfect for the part and the wonderful Carolyn Jones is his girl. It's also got a killer supporting cast that includes Anthony Caruso, Jack Elam, Ted DeCorsia and Leo Gordon as Dillenger as well as an excellent Cedric Hardwicke beautifully cast against type as a doctor on the wrong side of the law. Irving Shulman wrote the original story and he and Daniel Mainwaring did the screenplay. The suitably seedy black and white photography was by Hal Mohr.


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