Gun Crazy

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Gun Crazy
CertificatePG
Year1950
GenreCrime, Drama
DirectorJoseph H. Lewis
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR 27MINS
SeasonFilm Feels - Obsession

This electrifying love-on-the-run classic, a key inspiration for 1967's Bonnie and Clyde, concerns a misfit couple drawn to each other by a mutual passion for guns.

When Annie (Peggy Cummins), temptation personified, threatens to abandon Bart (John Dall) to his humdrum ambitions, he reluctantly embarks on a life of robbing banks… 

Joseph H. Lewis's noir classic turns pulp into pure gold. This is a small but perfectly formed black-and-white masterpiece of flash and trash, unwholesome obsession and criminal daring. The masters of the Nouvelle Vague adored it, not least for the bold and brilliant camerawork: there's a tremendous continuous take of a bank job, filmed from one camera position in the back seat of the getaway car. The sheer intensity of the film borders on the subversive and surreal. 

This screening is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk

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