Richard O Jones, True Crime Historian.
Join true crime author Richard O Jones and the Colligan History Project once more as we continue “Hollywood Hoods,” our exploration of Film Noir from the era of Cagney and Dillinger!
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Roaring Twenties (1939) March 10
This is the last of three films James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart made together. The rise and fall of their bootlegging characters coincides with the passage and repeal of the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act.
70 minutes, Lawrence Tierney
The first movie about the infamous bank robber was banned in Chicago and other cities where John Dillinger actually operated. Although it was a low-budget B-picture using newsreel footage and out-takes from other films, it proved so popular that it earned over $4 million ($52 million today) from a $65,000 budget.