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Baby Face Nelson (1957)

Baby Face Nelson




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The violent life and death of one of America's most notorious 1930s gangsters is chronicled in this gripping drama that features Mickey Rooney as the psychotic killer Baby Face Nelson. Unfortunately, while the tale has its exciting moments, the story is largely fictional.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Daniel Mainwaring
United Artists


Mickey Rooney
as Lester M. 'Baby Face...
Carolyn Jones
as Sue Nelson
Cedric Hardwicke
as Doc Saunders
Leo Gordon
as Dillinger
Jack Elam
as Fatso
Thayer David
as Connelly
Kenneth Patterson
as Ranald Vickman
Gil Perkins
as FBI Agent Duncan
Tom Fadden
as Postman Harkins
Lisa Davis
as Ann Saper
John Hoyt
as Samuel F. Parker
Elisha Cook Jr.
as Van Meter
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as FBI Agent Preston
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

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

Full Review… | February 10, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A thoroughly standard, pointless and even old-fashioned gangster picture, the kind that began going out along with the oldtime sedans.

Full Review… | February 10, 2007
New York Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 10, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Raw and twitchy gangster biopic about a thirties public enemy Number No. 1 is typical bang-bang stuff.

Full Review… | February 7, 2007
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