Film: Gun Crazy

We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.

Gun Crazy is a 1950 Film Noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis, starring John Dall and Peggy Cummins. It tells a story of an Outlaw Couple of sharpshooters - a former soldier Bart and a circus performer Laurie. 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 they could ever outrun.

It had a loose remake in 1992 starring Drew Barrymore.

Not to be confused with the Japanese film series of the same name.


Gun Crazy provides examples of the following tropes: