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Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy

Dir. Joseph H. Lewis
87 min

Films That Fueled DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS

To celebrate the release of Drive-Away Dolls, filmmakers Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke shared a list of films that influenced them during the process. Among them were the 1950 noir-charged B-movie Gun Crazy and Pedro Almodóvar's zany dark comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

See both exclusively at The Main Cinema on Sunday, February 18th, followed by the MN premiere of Drive-Away Dolls.

All three films are free to attend – reservations are highly recommended.

Read filmmakers Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke’s essay on their "formative influences" here Drive-Away Dolls opens February 22 at The Main Cinema.

About the Film

Thrill crazy… Kill crazy… She was more than any man could handle! Bart and Annie share a passion for firearms and money. Together, the two go on a murderous crime spree. Thieves, lovers and Gun Crazy. Bart Tare (John Dall) has been crazy about firearms since he was a kid. Annie Laurie Star (Peggy Cummins) is the sharp-shooting queen of a traveling carnival, and when Bart beats Laurie in a shooting competition, it's love at first sight. First comes love; then comes robbery; then comes cold-blooded murder in a bank heist. Now fugitives, these two lovers and gangsters live life and face death on their own terms together. Based on the short story "Gun Crazy" by MacKinlay Kantor. Screenplay co-written by two-time Academy Award winner Dalton Trumbo (Roman Holiday, The Brave One) working during the Hollywood blacklist as Millard Kaufman.

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Film Details

Program: Films That Fueled DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS
Release Year: 1950
Runtime: 87 min
Country/Region: USA
Language: English
Print Source: Warner Bros
Tags: Cult Classic


Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Producer: Frank King, Maurice King
Screenwriter: MacKinlay Kantor, Dalton Trumbo
Principal Cast: Peggy Cummins, John Dall