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Dillinger (1945)

Approved | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 17 September 1945 (UK)
John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

Director:

Max Nosseck

Writer:

Philip Yordan (original screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edmund Lowe ... Specs Green
Anne Jeffreys ... Helen Rogers
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Marco Minelli (as Eduardo Cianelli)
Marc Lawrence ... Doc Madison
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Kirk Otto
Ralph Lewis Ralph Lewis ... Tony
Elsa Janssen ... Mrs. Otto (as Else Jannsen)
Ludwig Stössel ... Mr. Otto (as Ludwig Stossel)
Constance Worth ... Woman in Bar
Lawrence Tierney ... John Dillinger
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Storyline

The rise of John Dillinger from petty criminal (including, unforgivably, holding up a cinema) via prison and bank robbery with his new convict associates to the accolade of Public Enemy Number One. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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His Story Is Written in Bullets, Blood and Blondes! See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

Goof: When Dillinger and the gang pull the mail train job, the train shown is a Southern Pacific "Daylight," easily recognized by the scarlet and orange paint scheme. Daylights ran from Seattle to Los Angeles, not in the Midwest. See more »

Goofs

Waiter brings three beers to Dillinger and Helen's table. Dillinger tells the waiter to sit down. At that time the waiter has his towel under his right arm. Next shot of him in the act of sitting he has the towel in his left hand. Third shot of him seated the towel is under his right arm again. See more »

Quotes

Helen Rogers: Who lives here?
John Dillinger: What do you care?
Helen Rogers: Well, I just like to know where I am.
John Dillinger: You're with me.
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Connections

Version of Dillinger (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
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"B" Movie That Rivals an "A" Product
23 December 2003 | by Bucs1960See all my reviews

This taut little crime noir is worth watching a couple of times. It has a short running time which was typical of "B" films and it packs a lot of action into a little over 60 minutes.

What a cast this film boasts!!......Edmund Lowe, a former screen idol of the silents and early talkies; Marc Lawrence and Eduardo Cianelli who could never shake their bad guy images; the greatest of all character actors, Elisha Cook Jr. whose career spanned in excess of 50 years; and Lawrence Tierney, born to portray a criminal. Tierney, who was a bad boy in real life (which sank his career for many years before he made a comeback in the 1980s)is the epitome of a cold eyed, hardened gangster who lives for today and the hell with tomorrow. Tierney, whose brother Scott Brady was a recurring presence in films of the 50s, will always be recognized for this part alone and it could have shot him to stardom but his personal life got in the way.......too bad. This film is a standout in the realm of "B" movies and is worthy of it's reputation.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1945 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

John Dillinger, Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$193,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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