GUN CRAZY
1950, Warner Bros., 86 min, USA, Dir: Joseph H. Lewis

A young man (John Dall) infatuated with firearms gets in over his head when he falls for a reckless carnival sharpshooter (Peggy Cummins) with a craving for armed robbery. Arguably the most hyper-charged, adrenaline-fueled B-movie of all time, the film has had a profound impact on several generations of filmmakers, from Jean-Luc Godard to Arthur Penn to Quentin Tarantino. Keep your eye out for a shot south down Las Palmas Avenue where you can see the newsstand and the church that still stand there today!


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