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Machine Gun Kelly Details


The real-life "Machine Gun" Kelly was a clumsy, two-bit petty thief, goaded into bigger and badder things by a publicity-hungry wife; legend has it that when Kelly was finally captured by the FBI, he had a smile on his face, as if relieved to get away from the gorgonlike Mrs. Kelly. This film version of Kelly's life alters the facts considerably: as played by Charles Bronson, "Machine Gun" is a cold-blooded sadist who kills because he's sensitive about his height. Together with his ever-lovin' moll Flo (Susan Cabot), Kelly decides to top off his criminal achievements with a high-profile kindapping, a decision that leads to his bloody downfall. Comedian Morey Amsterdam delivers a surprisingly effective performance as a stool pigeon who "gets his" from the business end of Kelly's eponymous weapon. Directed with sweaty intensity by Roger Corman, Machine Gun Kelly was originally released on a double bill with . ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Charles Bronson
as Machine Gun Kelly
Susan Cabot
as Flo
Morey Amsterdam
as Fandango
Jack Lambert
as Howard
Connie Gilchrist
as Ma
Wally Campo
as Maize
Barboura Morris
as Lynn
Richard Devon
as Apple
Ted Thorpe
as Teddy
Mitzi McCall
as Harriet
Frank de Kova
as Harry
Shirley Falls
as Martha
Larry Thor
as Drummond
George Archambeault
as Frank
Jay Sayer
as Philip Ashton
Michael Fox
as Clinton
Jon-Mikl Thor
as Drummond
Michael Fox
as Clinton


Roger Corman
Roger Corman
Floyd D.Crosby
Gerald Fried
Composer (Music Score)
Daniel Haller
Art Director
Harry Reif
Set Designer
David Newell