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15 July 1970 (USA) See more »
Defacing Public Property Is Against The Law... but so is Bank Robbing, Murder and the kind of Women Charlie Floyd loved. See more »
The movie tells the biography of the gangster Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd who started his career young... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fabian ... Charles Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd (as Fabian Forte)

Jocelyn Lane ... Betty
Astrid Warner ... Ruby

Adam Roarke ... 'Preacher'
Michael Haynes ... Ned Short
Robert Glenn ... Hossler
Annabelle Weenick ... Beryl (as Anne MacAdams)

Camilla Carr ... Helen
Jeff Alexander ... Wallace
Desmond Dhooge ... Harvey

Bill Thurman ... Huddy
Hugh Feagin ... Jack Dowler
Jessie Lee Fulton ... Mrs. Floyd
James N. Harrell ... Mr. Sam Floyd (as James Harrell)
Gene Ross ... William
Eddie Lo Russo ... Bo (as Ed Lo Russo)

Charlie Dell ... Charlie

Frank De Benedetto ... Lester Floyd (as Frank DeBenedett)
Eddie Thomas ... Ben Dowler
Ethan Allen ... Seth
Troy Hoskins ... Sheriff Taylor (as Troy K. Hoskins)
Lucky Mosley ... Deputy
Charles Redding ... Deputy
David Beuret ... Deputy
Walt Becklund ... Deputy
Ron Scott ... Deputy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Morgan Fairchild ... Blonde Driving Roadster (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Buchanan 
Maury Dexter (uncredited)
Writing credits
Tony Huston (story) (as Enrique Touceda) and
Larry Buchanan (story)

Henry Rosenbaum (screenplay)

Produced by
Larry Buchanan .... producer
Original Music by
Harley Hatcher 
Cinematography by
James R. Davidson 
Film Editing by
Miguel Levin 
Makeup Department
Lynne Brooks .... makeup artist (as Lynn Brooks)
Sound Department
Larry Gianneschi Sr. .... sound mixer
William Vance White .... sound boom man
Michael Haynes .... stunts (uncredited)
Lucky Mosley .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
R.H. Christensen Sr. .... key grip
Robert Creasy .... chief electrician
Larry Gianneschi III .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Scott .... wardrobe
Music Department
Al Simms .... music supervisor
Other crew
Joreta C. Cherry .... script supervisor (as Joretta Cherry)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bullet for a Gangster" - Australia (video title)
"Deram-lhe uma Metralhadora" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Dimosios kindynos yp' arith. 1" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Sie nannten ihn Pretty Boy Floyd" - West Germany
"Un proiettile per Pretty Boy" - Italy
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89 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:A | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video) | USA:PG (certificate #22424) | USA:GP (original rating) | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

The "Pretty Boy" of the film's A Bullet for Pretty Boy (1970) title refers to the nick-name of Pretty Boy Floyd of the film's central lead character of gangster Charles Arthur Floyd (Fabian).See more »
Factual errors: In the motel scene just before the robbery of the Hayes City Bank, an agent yells out "Floyd - FBI!". At that time, the agency was known as the Bureau of Investigation (BOI). Charles Arthur Floyd was brought down on October 22 1934. It was in in July 1935, nine months after Floyd's death that the Bureau was renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).See more »
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Referenced in Baadasssss Cinema (2002) (TV)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The saga of the Pretty Boy, 23 March 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In an effort to recharge his career as his popularity as teenage idol was now well behind him Fabian took the title role of that notorious public enemy of the Thirties Pretty Boy Floyd. It never worked and Fabian was now making his living in nostalgia concerts and an occasional film role in support. He even used his full name of Fabian Forte in the billing for this American-International Release.

Charles Arthur Floyd was a child of the 20s in dust bowl Oklahoma where they didn't share in the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties and it got worse than ever in the Depression. The film is hardly an accurate portrayal of his life still Fabian does give a good account of himself as the good looking and heartbreaking bandit who got to the position of Public Enemy Number 1 for a brief spell.

With the exception of Adam Roarke who went on to become an acting teacher of some repute as gang member Preacher you'll not have heard of any of the rest of the cast members. In a way that's good because they blend quite nicely into the story and no one takes any attention from the star.

Fabian's performance was all right, nothing special, no Oscar material here. A Bullet For Pretty Boy did fail to ignite any great enthusiasm for him as thespian.

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