Joseph Lewis / US, 1949 / 87 min.
Going down the slippery slope of crime together, with a couple of smoking guns in your hand? Sounds like a good idea for Bart Tare and Annie Laurie Starr. This film noir predecessor of Bonnie and Clyde mixes crime with amour fou, American style.
He is crazy about guns, and so is she. He is a juvenile delinquent who has just been dismissed from the army, she embarked on a criminal career already a while ago. What brings them together is sex and revolvers, revolvers and sex.
Gun Crazy was a small independent production but gained a wider audience because it was released by United Artists. A technological feat is the heist in California that was shot in a single uninterrupted take. The film was a major influence on Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967), starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
Rain-drenched streets, curls of cigarette smoke, and men with a dark past. An inescapable fate and a femme fatale, sly and sexually independent. This summer Eye is presenting an extended programme of classic film noir, featuring masterpieces such as The Third Man and In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart. With vintage 35mm prints and newly restored works.