Gun Crazy | Chicago Reader

Gun Crazy

One of the most distinguished works of art to emerge from the B movie swamp, Joseph H. Lewis's 1949 film is a proto-Bonnie and Clyde tale of an outlaw couple on the run. Lewis's long takes and sure command of film noir staples (shadows, fog, rain-soaked streets) make this a stunning technical achievement, but it's something more--a gangster film that explores the limits of the form with feeling and responsibility. With Peggy Cummins and John Dall.



  • Joseph H. Lewis


  • Peggy Cummins
  • John Dall
  • Berry Kroeger


  • Frank King
  • Maurice King

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