Gun Crazy 1949

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Gun Crazy ★★★ Deadly Is the Female 1949

Annie Laurie Starr—Annie Oakley in a Wild West show—meets gunlovin' Bart Tare, who says a gun makes him feel good inside, “like I'm somebody.” Sparks fly, and the two get married and live happily ever after—until the money runs out and fatal femme Laurie's craving for excitement and violence starts to flare up. The two become lovebirds-on-the-lam. Now a cult fave, it's based on a MacKinlay Kantor story. Ex-stuntman Russell Harlan's photography is daring; the realism of the impressive robbery scenes is owed in part to the technical consultation of former train robber Al Jennings. And watch for a young Tamblyn as the 14-year-old Bart. 87m/B VHS, DVD . Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky, Anabel Shaw, Nedrick Young, Trevor Bardette, Russ Tamblyn, Harry Lewis, Mickey Little, Paul Frison, Dave Bair, Stanley Prager, Virginia Farmer, Anne O'Neal, Frances Irwin, Don Beddoe, Robert Osterloh, Shimen Ruskin, Harry Hayden; D: Joseph H. Lewis; W: Dalton Trumbo; C: Russell Harlan; M: Victor Young. Natl. Film Reg. ‘98.