Baby Face Nelson Reviews

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    May 04, 2018

    A typical gangster flick, especially typical because the star power gives the thing wings. Mickey Rooney as a psycho killer? You will believe it when you see it, and Carolyn Jones as the strangely obsessed girlfriend also plays true. Directed by Don Siegel, this baby is a surprise from start to finish, particularly as Rooney plays the killer as a barely controlled coward. Good stuff.

    A typical gangster flick, especially typical because the star power gives the thing wings. Mickey Rooney as a psycho killer? You will believe it when you see it, and Carolyn Jones as the strangely obsessed girlfriend also plays true. Directed by Don Siegel, this baby is a surprise from start to finish, particularly as Rooney plays the killer as a barely controlled coward. Good stuff.

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Mar 12, 2016

    Nothing special but a good early spotlight role for Carolyn Jones.

    Nothing special but a good early spotlight role for Carolyn Jones.

  • May 09, 2014

    Mediocre cops and robbers tale. Though released in 1957, the black n white film appears to be made in 1937. Mickey Rooney stars in his breakout role as a real adult (instead of that series as Andy Hardy). The real star for me is the outrageously appealing Carolyn Jones (who was obviously copied in Pulp Fiction). [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c8/Babyfacenelson.jpg/220px-Babyfacenelson.jpg[/img] Older movie fans will recognize many of the cast from many films. [img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcToZf7mzUfYnYPMFw3P1tSHLP6MDVzKO5vaaPogD_9tP90XYdWm[/img] Mickey Rooney as the psychotic killer Baby Face SEE the entire film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4qQ80rlwos [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ_y9LabcTvUWZtYVw_8gNWA-p1MPkq1BUU45oOmND-jb5lypO5yg[/img] Rooney and Jones as lovers Professional Reviews: 1 Film critic Bosley Crowther panned the film writing, "Baby Face Nelson, is a thoroughly standard, pointless and even old-fashioned gangster picture, the kind that began going out along with the oldtime sedans." 2 Film critic Dennis Schwartz wrote a somewhat positive review of the film, writing, "Don Siegel's (Charley Varrick/Riot in Cell Block 11/Dirty Harry) raw and twitchy gangster biopic about a thirties public enemy Number No. 1 is typical bang-bang stuff but is fluidly shot. Rooney's flowery performance as the trigger-happy hood with the inferiority complex over being short and the wall-to-wall action, give this Prohibition-era set B-film its pulse." NOTES: 1 A low budget film shot in 17 days. [ing]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRnPcDhUMzbU8r6bEgCPJlhhZB_r5rzCTsuJUYHvXSgdmKf6_-d[/img] The devoted girlfriend of Baby Face Nelson is stunning Carolyn Jones Directed by Don Siegel Produced by Al Zimbalist Screenplay by Irving Shulman Story by Daniel Mainwaring Robert Adler Irving Shulman Starring Mickey Rooney Carolyn Jones Cedric Hardwicke Leo Gordon Jack Elam Elisha Cook, Jr. [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTw75XO__l_cfvhx9ufSZ7K73We24QR-_PIJoJ8eZ8PalpeibWu[/img] The real Baby Face Nelson Music by Van Alexander Cinematography Hal Mohr Editing by Leon Barsha Studio Fryman Enterprises Distributed by United Artists Release dates December 1, 1957 (United States) Running time 85 minutes [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQfJU3GscRLUf1yulLA54pUoD3Q8b-uI4AHjqHoXbLkLcMGXTCu[/img]

    Mediocre cops and robbers tale. Though released in 1957, the black n white film appears to be made in 1937. Mickey Rooney stars in his breakout role as a real adult (instead of that series as Andy Hardy). The real star for me is the outrageously appealing Carolyn Jones (who was obviously copied in Pulp Fiction). [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c8/Babyfacenelson.jpg/220px-Babyfacenelson.jpg[/img] Older movie fans will recognize many of the cast from many films. [img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcToZf7mzUfYnYPMFw3P1tSHLP6MDVzKO5vaaPogD_9tP90XYdWm[/img] Mickey Rooney as the psychotic killer Baby Face SEE the entire film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4qQ80rlwos [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ_y9LabcTvUWZtYVw_8gNWA-p1MPkq1BUU45oOmND-jb5lypO5yg[/img] Rooney and Jones as lovers Professional Reviews: 1 Film critic Bosley Crowther panned the film writing, "Baby Face Nelson, is a thoroughly standard, pointless and even old-fashioned gangster picture, the kind that began going out along with the oldtime sedans." 2 Film critic Dennis Schwartz wrote a somewhat positive review of the film, writing, "Don Siegel's (Charley Varrick/Riot in Cell Block 11/Dirty Harry) raw and twitchy gangster biopic about a thirties public enemy Number No. 1 is typical bang-bang stuff but is fluidly shot. Rooney's flowery performance as the trigger-happy hood with the inferiority complex over being short and the wall-to-wall action, give this Prohibition-era set B-film its pulse." NOTES: 1 A low budget film shot in 17 days. [ing]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRnPcDhUMzbU8r6bEgCPJlhhZB_r5rzCTsuJUYHvXSgdmKf6_-d[/img] The devoted girlfriend of Baby Face Nelson is stunning Carolyn Jones Directed by Don Siegel Produced by Al Zimbalist Screenplay by Irving Shulman Story by Daniel Mainwaring Robert Adler Irving Shulman Starring Mickey Rooney Carolyn Jones Cedric Hardwicke Leo Gordon Jack Elam Elisha Cook, Jr. [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTw75XO__l_cfvhx9ufSZ7K73We24QR-_PIJoJ8eZ8PalpeibWu[/img] The real Baby Face Nelson Music by Van Alexander Cinematography Hal Mohr Editing by Leon Barsha Studio Fryman Enterprises Distributed by United Artists Release dates December 1, 1957 (United States) Running time 85 minutes [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQfJU3GscRLUf1yulLA54pUoD3Q8b-uI4AHjqHoXbLkLcMGXTCu[/img]

  • Apr 03, 2013

    Keeps the attention of the viewer. Rooney doesn't appear to be chewing the scenery this time around...

    Keeps the attention of the viewer. Rooney doesn't appear to be chewing the scenery this time around...