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A Bullet for Pretty Boy (1970)

M/PG | | Action, Biography, Crime | 15 July 1970 (USA)
After serving four years of a six-year sentence on a manslaughter charge, a tough punk (Pretty Boy Floyd) escapes from prison and goes on a violent rampage.


Larry Buchanan, Maury Dexter (uncredited)


Tony Huston (story) (as Enrique Touceda), Larry Buchanan (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabian ... Charles Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd (as Fabian Forte)
Jocelyn Lane ... Betty
Astrid Warner ... Ruby
Adam Roarke ... 'Preacher'
Michael Haynes Michael Haynes ... Ned Short
Robert Glenn Robert Glenn ... Hossler
Annabelle Weenick ... Beryl (as Anne MacAdams)
Camilla Carr Camilla Carr ... Helen
Jeff Alexander Jeff Alexander ... Wallace
Desmond Dhooge Desmond Dhooge ... Harvey
Bill Thurman ... Huddy
Hugh Feagin Hugh Feagin ... Jack Dowler
Jessie Lee Fulton ... Mrs. Floyd
James N. Harrell James N. Harrell ... Mr. Sam Floyd (as James Harrell)
Gene Ross ... William


The movie tells the biography of the gangster Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd who started his career young aged when he saw his father die and seeked out revenge by killing his murderer during a fight. Written by Volker Boehm

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The biggest ever budgeted movie of director Larry Buchanan. See more »


In the film, Floyd gets his nickname when he is in a brothel. This is false. In reality, after one of his bank robberies, a payroll master described Floyd as "a mere boy - a pretty boy with apple cheeks." See more »

Crazy Credits

The final credit says "filmed entirely in the state of Texas." See more »


Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996) See more »


Ruby Ruby
Written by Richard Bowen, Danny Heald, Harold Finch, Jr. & Robert Gilly
Performed by The Source
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The saga of the Pretty Boy
23 March 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In an effort to recharge his career as his popularity as teenage idol was now well behind him Fabian took the title role of that notorious public enemy of the Thirties Pretty Boy Floyd. It never worked and Fabian was now making his living in nostalgia concerts and an occasional film role in support. He even used his full name of Fabian Forte in the billing for this American-International Release.

Charles Arthur Floyd was a child of the 20s in dust bowl Oklahoma where they didn't share in the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties and it got worse than ever in the Depression. The film is hardly an accurate portrayal of his life still Fabian does give a good account of himself as the good looking and heartbreaking bandit who got to the position of Public Enemy Number 1 for a brief spell.

With the exception of Adam Roarke who went on to become an acting teacher of some repute as gang member Preacher you'll not have heard of any of the rest of the cast members. In a way that's good because they blend quite nicely into the story and no one takes any attention from the star.

Fabian's performance was all right, nothing special, no Oscar material here. A Bullet For Pretty Boy did fail to ignite any great enthusiasm for him as thespian.

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Release Date:

15 July 1970 (USA) See more »

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Pretty Boy Floyd See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancaster, Texas, USA See more »


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$350,000 (estimated)
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