|GUNS DON'T ARGUE (director: Bill Karn/Richard C. Kahn; screenwriter: William Faris/Phillips Lord; cinematographers: Clark Ramsey/Guy Roe/William H. Clothier; editor: Robert T. Sparr; music: Paul Dunlap; cast: Myron Healey (John Dillinger), Jean Harvey (Ma Barker), Paul Dubov (Alvin Karpis), Tamar Cooper (Bonnie Parker), Baynes Barron (Clyde Barrow), Lyle Talbot (Dr. William Guellfe), Jim Davis (Police Captain narrator; Runtime: 92; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: William Faris; Visual Drama Inc.; 1958)|
docudrama that's a homage to the FBI."
by Dennis Schwartz
Karn and Richard Kahn co-direct a low-budget docudrama
that's a homage to the FBI. It chronicles in vignettes
the capture of notorious criminals from the 1930s and
how the FBI adjusted its policies to change with the
times. There are dramatizations of the Ma Barker
gang, John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Clyde
Barrow with partner Bonnie Parker.
edited together from a composite of three episodes
from the 1952 TV series Gangbusters.
REVIEWED ON 10/26/2016 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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