Gun Crazy

USA | 1950 | 86 minutes | Joseph H. Lewis

November 14 - 17, 2015

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free for members, $5 regular admission
This low budget noir romance, considered one of the best B-movies and the forerunner to Bonnie and Clyde, was co-written by novelist MacKinlay Kantor and Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted at the time and used the pseudonym Millard Kaufman.

Peggy Cummings gives an iconic performance as a carnival sharp-shooter who discovers a kindred spirit in gun-obsessed John Dall, and together they begin a lover's crime spree. Trumbo subtly inserts his own pacifist point-of-view in a hard-boiled story where gunplay becomes a perverse substitute for sex, underlined by the repeated use of the pop song "Mad About You."

  • Director: Joseph H. Lewis
  • Principal Cast: Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky, Russ Tamblyn
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1950
  • Running Time: 86 minutes
  • Music: Victor Young
  • Language: English