->''"We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together."''
''Gun Crazy'' is a 1950 FilmNoir directed by Joseph H. Lewis, starring John Dall and Peggy Cummins.
It tells the story of an OutlawCouple of sharpshooters -- former soldier Bart (Dall) and circus performer Laurie (Cummins). They are both obsessed with guns, but in a different way: Bart likes owning and shooting them, but would never hurt anyone living, while Laurie dreams of actually killing somebody. When they find themselves unemployed, Bart wants to look for a decent job, but Laurie seduces him into a robbery spree. Soon it ends up with murder, and they find themselves hunted by much more force than they could ever outrun.
It had a loose remake (''Guncrazy'') in 1992, directed by Tamra Davis and starring Creator/DrewBarrymore and Creator/JamesLeGros.
Not to be confused with the Japanese film series of the same name.
!!''Gun Crazy'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* AmbitionIsEvil: Laurie wants to be rich and decides the best course is committing robberies.
* ActionGirl: Laurie.
* AntiHero: Bart might be a criminal, but he is also a somewhat dimwitted fellow, who couldn't dream of actually harming anyone, and has serious moral qualms over the path Laurie has put him on.
* BankRobbery: Bart and Laurie start with gas stations and move up to banks and trade companies.
* TheCorrupter: Laurie plays this to Bart's [[TheCorruptible Corruptible]]. Most notably, when Bart is considering leaving the outlaw life because he fears for his own slipping sense of morality, Laurie responds by essentially telling him that he should be happy to have a pretty wife like her, so therefore he should ignore his troubled conscience and only listen to her.
* DarkSecret: They trade their dark secrets before getting their FourthDateMarriage. Bart confesses that when he was a kid he stole a gun from a store and was sent to reform school. Than Laurie confesses she had already killed a man.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Bart and Laurie's shared gun fixation is pretty clearly symbolic as well as literal.
* DownerEnding: What would you expect from a FilmNoir?
* EvilFormerFriend: Bart, to his childhood friends.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Laurie is a beautiful, young blond woman who revels in the mayhem her and Bart's crimes causes.
* FakeAmerican: Actress [[Film/NightOfTheDemon Peggy Cummins]] was British. The circus barker announces Laurie as being from London, England, which was likely meant to cover in case Cummins couldn't hide her accent. To her credit, she managed to sound American all through the film.
* FourthDateMarriage: After being fired from the carnival, Bart and Laurie have to marry at a roadside chapel before UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode will let them stop driving and spend the night together.
* GrayRainOfDepression: In the opening scene.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: With a literal door which Bart closes in faces of his childhood friends who came to offer him a LastSecondChance.
* HeelRealization: Bart, after finding out the robbery ended in blood.
* LastSecondChance: Bart's childhood friends come to him unarmed, asking him to surrender. He doesn't.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Main characters fall in love right when they meet and, despite morality quarrels, never stop loving each other.
* MartialPacifist: Bart, before he met Laurie. A sharpshooter who only shoots objects.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Bart after noticing he has to fight himself not to break his ThouShaltNotKill rule.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: At the climax, Dave and Clyde makes another attempt at talking Bart into give himself up peacefully. Laurie, however, readies herself to gun them both down, and so to protect his old friends, Bart shoots her, but by doing so he spooks the surrounding police who shoots him down in turn.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Bart and Laurie are an OutlawCouple derived from Bonnie and Clyde.
* OneLastJob: And it goes well! Except they later get tracked by bill numbers.
* TheOner: One particularly famous scene from the film has the camera placed on the back seat of Laurie and Bart's car, were it follows them as they are driving to their next heist, then executing the robbery, and then getting away from the scene of the crime. The whole scene ticks in at three-and-a-half minutes.
* OutlawCouple: Main plot.
* ProperlyParanoid: Laurie, at the end.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni - Laurie, Blue Oni - Bart.
* RunOrDie: Near the end, when the police is instructed to shoot to kill.
* SameClothesDifferentYear: Clyde and Dave remain recognizable as grown-ups, as they are still wearing NerdGlasses and a leather jacket in the style of the ones they wore as kids respectively.
* SpinningPaper: Or rather Zooming Papers with reports on their robberies.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Bart has an aversion to use his sharpshooting skill for lethal means, but Laurie has no such qualms.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Bart's childhood friends, Clyde and Dave.
* TriggerHappy: Laurie likes guns too much. It seems, for her shooting during the robbery is pleasure rather than necessity.
* WilliamTelling: At the show where they meet, Laurie does this, and than Bart challenges her. During the contest, they do this to each other.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Averted. They actually use Bart's home, owned by his sister, as a last resort. They are surely not welcome there.