Running Time: 86 minutes
NOTE: The following review first appeared on Shadows and Satin. It is being reposted here for completist purposes.
Apparently this movie inspired Jean-Luc Godard to make “Breathless” and you can actually really see that. The outfits that the characters wore, especially Laurie in her beret and trench coat, wielding a gun and being pulled down the street by Bart, seemed to foreshadow the French New Wave and the films of guys like Godard and Melville. This is another great example of a classic movie that you could show to someone who is ignorant to black & white cinema and refuses to watch it. I think “Gun Crazy” has a mass appeal and I think people who say they don’t like it are going to have to come up with some pretty convincing arguments, because it’s a hard one not to like. If I had to nitpick about anything, I’d say that it could have been a little longer. For the most part, things seemed a bit rushed and I could’ve used at least one more scene of serious suspense. But again, that’s just me finding things to gripe about and really this one is easy to love. Suffice it to say that I’m crazy about “Gun Crazy”!
MOVIES LEFT TO WATCH: 555