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John  Dillinger

photo of John Dillinger [1902-34] wearing a vest

"All my life I wanted to be a bank robber. Carry a gun and wear a mask. Now that it's happened
I guess I'm just about the best bank robber they ever had. And I sure am happy."
John Dillinger

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          killed 1934 outside the Biograph Theater [1914] in Chicago, Illinois

John Dillinger entry at Wikipedia
John Dillinger catalog at Amazon

Movies About John Dillinger
John Dillinger credits [1934] at Internet Movie Database
John Dillinger character credits [1945-2009] at Internet Movie Database

"Dillinger:  Public  Enemy  No. 1"
[Midland 1934]
Dillinger Public Enemy #1 poster  
documentary film featuring John Dillinger & F.B.I. agent Melvin Purvis
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available credits at IMDb
movie poster available in 3 sizes at AllPosters.com

"Dillinger" [Monogram March 1945]
Dillinger 1945 movie poster  Tracks John Dillinger's career from petty criminal to prison to 'Public Enemy #1' and his death in Chicago at the hands of F.B.I. agents. Directed by Max Nosseck; written by Philip Yordan & William Castle; music by Dimitri Tiomkin; introducing Lawrence Tierney as John Dillinger, featuring Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Eduardo Ciannelli, Marc Lawrence & Elisha Cook Jr.; Oscar nomination for Best Original Script
Warner b&w DVD [7/2005] for $17.99
Fox b&w VHS [5/93] out of stock/used
full credits at IMDb

"Young Dillinger" [Allied Artists Pictures April 1965]
lobby card for 'Young Dillinger' 1965 movie starring Nick Adams  Young John Dillinger goes to jail after helping his girlfriend rob her father; he meets 'Baby Face' Nelson and 'Pretty Boy' Floyd and the three escape jail and begin a crime spree that brings in agents of the F.B.I. Directed by Terry O. Morse; starring Nick Adams {as Dillinger}, Robert Conrad {as Floyd}, John Ashley {as Nelson}, Dan Terranova, Mary Ann Mobley, Victor Buono, Anthony Caruso, Reed Hadley & Art Baker
14"x36" half-sheet poster available from Amazon for $17.99
17"x11" lobbycard poster (as at left) from Amazon for $5.79
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available full credits at IMDb

"Dillinger" [A.I.P. July 1973]
Dillinger 1973 video  After a shootout that kills five F.B.I. agents, bank robber John Dillinger becomes 'Public Enemy #1' and joins up with Pretty Boy Floyd & Baby Face Nelson, and the crime spree and the manhunt both escalate. Written & directed by John Milius; starring Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman, Harry Dean Stanton, Geoffrey Lewis & Richard Dreyfuss
MGM/UA widescreen DVD [7/2002] for $13.46
Goodtimes VHS [11/95] for $7.95
full credits from IMDb

"Dillinger" TV movie [Wolper/Warner Bros./ABC-TV Jan 1991]
Dillinger 1991 TV movie starring Mark Harmon  Filmed in Wisconsin; based on real events, has you rooting for the bad guy anyway.
Exec produced by David L. Wolper; directed by Rupert Wainwright; starring Mark
Harmon, Sherilyn Fenn, Will Patton, Bruce Abbott, Patricia Arquette, Vince Edwards,
Lawrence Tierney & Kurt Naebig
DVD/Blu-ray not available Warner Home Video color VHS [9/98] out of prodn/scarce
full credits at IMDb

"Dillinger and Capone"
[Concorde-New Horizons video release June 1995]
Dillinger & Capone 1995 movie  The F.B.I. shoot doen the wrong Dillinger, killing John's brother. John goes into hiding until Al Capone discovers he is still alive and then kidnaps Dillinger's wife & son to force Dillinger to rob one more bank, where Capone has millions stashed. Exec produced by Roger Corman; directed by Jon Purdy; starring Martin Sheen {as John Dillinger}, F. Murray Abraham {as Al Capone}, Christopher Kriesa, Joe Estevez, Clint Howard & Bert Remsen
New Concorde color DVD [4/2002] for $6.09
New Concorde color VHS [10/96] for $7.99
full credits at IMDb

"American Experience: Public Enemy Number 1"
[WGBH-TV/P.B.S Feb 2002]
American Experience Public Enemy Number 1 TV documentary  Hour-long TV documentary co-produced, written & directed by Ben Loeterman;
narrated by Keith Carradine; featuring archive footage of John Dillinger, Jean Harlow,
J. Edgar Hoover & Melvin Purvis
P.B.S. Home Video b&w/color DVD [10/2006] for $29.09
full credits at IMDb P.B.S. official movie site

"The Dillinger Conspiracy"
[Morningstar/Discovery Channel March 2006]
promo postcard for 'The Dillinger Conspiracy' TV special 2006  For 13 violent months prior to his death, Dillinger and his gang swept
thru the American Midwest in a crime wave unparalleled in modern
50-minute docudrama directed by Michael S. Ojeda; narrated
by Travis Davis
Morningstar color DVD [8/2009] for $16.69
full credits at IMDb producer's online trailer [1:30]

"Biography: John Dillinger" [A&E Biography 2008?]
A&E Biography episode about John Dillinger  Hosted by Peter Graves, narrated by John Drummond; featuring archive
footage of John Dillinger & J. Edgar Hoover, with Joe Pinkston {owner of
the Dillinger Museum} & biographer William Helmer
A&E / Towers Prodns b&w/color DVD-R [12/2008] for $24.95
A&E b&w/color DVD-R [12/2009] for $25.01
full credits at IMDb A&E official movie site

"Public Enemies"  [Tribeca/Universal July 2009]
Public Enemies 2009 movie directed by Michael Mann, starring Johnny Depp   After five Federal agents are killed in a gunfight during a booming crime wave in the 1930s, the F.B.I. vows to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd.
Co-exec produced by Robert De Niro & Jane Rosenthal; co-written, co-produced & directed by Michael Mann; based on the book by Bryan Burrough; starring Johnny Depp {as Dillinger}, Channing Tatum {as Floyd}, Stephen Graham {as Nelson}, Billy Crudup, Giovanni Ribisi, Leelee Sobieski, Emilie de Ravin, Marion Cotillard & Lili Taylor
Universal Studios Special Edition widescreen color Blu-ray [12/2009] 2 disks for $19.99
Universal Studios Special Edition widescreen color DVD [12/2009] 2 disks for $22.99
Universal Studios widescreen color DVD [12/2009] for $15.99
Decca soundtrack CD [6/2009] 16 tracks for $14.99
full credits from IMDb official movie site {requires Flash}
America's Greatest Crime Wave & The Birth of The F.B.I. book by Bryan Burrough  
"Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and The Birth of The F.B.I., 1933-34"
[2004 NY Times bestseller] by Bryan Burrough

Penguin movie tie-in 8¼x5½ pb [4/2009] for $10.88
Penguin Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [7/2004] out of print/used

Books About John Dillinger

"Dillinger, The Hidden Truth: A Tribute To Gangsters and G-Men of The Great Depression Era" [2002] by Tony Stewart

"John Dillinger: The Life and Death of America's First Celebrity Criminal (May 2005) by Dary Matera

L i n k s

John Dillinger entry at Wikipedia
John Dillinger catalog at Amazon

Dillenger Museum near Hammond, Indiana

Indianapolis Star newsphoto archive
FBI pages
'John Dillinger Scrapbook' fansite
PBS 'American Experience' bio

and more movies, books & posters on
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