By Charlotte Stace
The Filmoteca de Catalunya holds a special showing on the classic Gun Crazy originally released in 1950.
When gun-obsessed pacifist Bart Tare witnesses expert shooter Annie Laurie Starr demonstrate her firearm prowess at a carnival one night, it's love at first sight. Aimless Bart joins the travelling show and begins a romance with Annie, but her dangerously rebellious spirit soon gets them both fired. After eloping, the young lovers embark on an armed robbery spree, managing to elude the authorities until Annie insists on pulling one last job.
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis and starring John Dall, Peggy Cummings, Morris Carnovsky, Berry Kroeger, Annabel Shaw, and Harry Lewis, this classic of gangster and B-series cinema is revered by the likes of Cahiers du Cinéma and Martin Scorsese and marks an entire generation of both filmmakers and cinephiles.