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Directed by Joseph H. Lewis

United States 1950 86 mins. In English

Bart Tare loves guns. After an ill-advised attempt to steal one at age fourteen lands him in reform school and the army, Bart returns home, where he meets Annie Laurie Starr, a sharpshooter at a local carnival. It is love at first gunsight. The fact that she’s a bad girl who may have been involved in prostitution and murder hardly seems to matter. Together they embark on a robbery spree, even pulling off a major heist, but not before Laurie has killed two people, putting the FBI  on their tail. “If you had to select a single film to justify the present enthusiasm for film noir and define its allure, few movies could compete with GUN CRAZY.”—Richard T. Jameson.



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