Saturday, August 17, 2013

GUN CRAZY - The story

Joseph Lewis' classic 1950 film noir GUN CRAZY is one of the titles at next weekend's "Bruce Noir" film festival at the Showroom Theatre in Asbury Park, N.J. (Springsteen has acknowledged the influence of the film on his songwriting, and you can really hear it in songs such as "Highway 29" and the still-unreleased "Losin' Kind"). Here's a rare look at the film's origin, McKinley Kantor's original short story as it appeared in the Saturday Evening Post Feb. 3, 1940. (Hat tip to "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller for pointing me in the right direction).

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