Dillinger - 1945 - 6/10
Reckless retelling of John Dillinger’s furious years.
Hardly accurate, but this version is smokin’ good.
Lawrence Tierney, in his film debut, is riveting as the hot tempered, quick to shoot bank robber.
For such a “violent” film, there is little onscreen violence. Everything is implied.
The script is brilliant, no fat whatsoever, no wasted scenes. Even quiet moments serve to heighten tension or lay the foundation for the following sequence.
Not to be missed, especially for film students wanting to study pacing and lean narrative.