Gun Crazy (also known as Deadly Is the Female) is a 1950 American crime film noir starring Peggy Cummins and John Dall in a story about the crime-spree of a gun-toting husband and wife. It was directed by Joseph H. Lewis, and produced by Frank and Maurice King.
Teenager Barton "Bart" Tare gets caught breaking a hardware store window to steal a gun. He is sent to reform school for four years despite the supportive testimony of his friends Dave and Clyde, his older sister Ruby and others. They claim he would never kill any living creature, even though he has had a fascination with guns even as a child. Flashbacks provide a portrait of Bart who, after killing a young chick with a BB gun at age seven, is hesitant to shoot at anything, even a mountain lion with a bounty on its head. However, he is a dead shot with a handgun.
|author||Dalton Trumbo MacKinlay Kantor|
|director||Joseph H. Lewis|
|keywords||bb gun break burglar alarm car crash dance hall fbi federal bureau of investigation flee force gas station hardware store kill life of crime morning mountain lion national news older sister police dog reed reed grass reform school security guard store window surround teach travel warn|
|producer||Frank King Maurice King|
|productionCompany||King Brothers Productions|
|theme||film noir heist noir|