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Baby Face Nelson

Baby Face Nelson (1957)

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Fittingly directed by Illinois native and bad-guy filmmaker Don Siegel, this action-packed film stars Mickey Rooney as the unflinching, trigger-happy member of the infamous Dillinger gang that besieged the Midwest circa 1933. Rooney is Lester "Baby Face Nelson" Gillis and Carolyn Jones his gun moll, Sue, in this fictionalized tale of a scrawny street tough turned psychotic gangster. After being released from prison, Nelson goes to work for mob boss Rocca (Ted De Corsia), who eventually

Unrated,

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United Artists

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It's taut, fast, simple, and electrically cathartic.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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A thoroughly standard, pointless and even old-fashioned gangster picture, the kind that began going out along with the oldtime sedans.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Raw and twitchy gangster biopic about a thirties public enemy Number No. 1 is typical bang-bang stuff.

February 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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