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Machine Gun Kelly

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Action/Adventure, Drama, Action/Adventure, Drama, Action/Adventure, Drama
Release Date:May 1, 1958
Running time:80 minutes
Cast:Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Devon, Jack Lambert, Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Devon, Jack Lambert, Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Devon, Jack Lambert
Director:Roger Corman, Roger Corman, Roger Corman
Producer:Roger Corman, Roger Corman, Roger Corman
Writer:R. Wright Campbell, R. Wright Campbell, R. Wright Campbell
Distributor:American International Pictures, American International Pictures, American International Pictures

Description: The real-life Machine Gun Kelly was a clumsy, two-bit petty thief, goaded into bigger and badder things by a publicity-hungry wife; legend has it that when Kelly was finally captured by the FBI, he had a smile on his face, as if relieved to get away from the gorgonlike Mrs. Kelly. This film version of Kelly's life alters the facts considerably: as played by Charles Bronson, Machine Gun is a cold-blooded sadist who kills because he's sensitive about his height. Together with his ever-lovin' moll Flo (Susan Cabot), Kelly decides to top off his criminal achievements with a high-profile kindapping, a decision that leads to his bloody downfall. Comedian Morey Amsterdam delivers a surprisingly effective performance as a stool pigeon who gets his from the business end of Kelly's eponymous weapon. Directed with sweaty intensity by Roger Corman, Machine Gun Kelly was originally released on a double bill with The Bonnie Parker Story.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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