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Machine Gun Kelly

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