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Is this a genuine photo of John Dillinger w/ Thompson?


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#1 reconbob

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:46 PM

     I am surprised that I never saw this photo before. Is it genuine? Or

the product of Photoshop? Or a Hollywood movie? The photo is alleged

to be John Dillinger...

 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:10 PM

That's a promotion picture of the Hollywood film titled "Dillinger" which came out in 1973.  The actor who played John Dillinger was named Warren Oates and both men can be seen side by side in this photo.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:12 PM

Bob,

That is actor Warren Oates from the movie Dillinger. The movie was from about 1977 or so

He had a pretty close resemblance.

 

Actually 1973 as maxfaxdude correctly pointed out.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:29 PM

Great film no CGI gun shots like in today's movies

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:29 PM

It's been years since I saw that Movie but I think I remember some interesting Thompson stuff.
A Thompson being fire in Semi in one scene by on of the G-Men( Melvin Purvis)and another scene where Bad guys are carrying the Thompsons in the Canvas Rusco type Cases.
A 100 rd Drum popping out of a dropped Thompson. Were they making Repro 100 rd Drums in 1973 ??

And a very young Richard Dreyfus as Baby Face Nelson

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:46 PM

Prop TSMG has solid receiver

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:48 PM

OK, thanks. I had no idea there was that close a resemblance between Dillinger

and warren Oates.

 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:14 PM

Im guessing they were using West Hurleys for the production of the film?
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:46 PM

Absolutely atrocious movie as far as the facts go ... That aside it is one of my favorites in my movie library ... "It's not the way it was, but it's the way it ought to of been ... "


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 12:55 AM

Harry Dean Stanton kills as Homer Van Meter. 


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 06:58 AM

I think Warren looked more like Dillinger than John did.

Good movie. I seem to remember it was one of Ben Johnsons favorite roles.

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 07:39 AM

Back in those days, movie gun places had no problem using original Colt guns.
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Posted 06 October 2019 - 09:59 AM

“Things just ain’t working out for me today.”
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Posted 06 October 2019 - 10:40 AM

Michelle Phillips was a long way from California Dreamin' in that one.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 11:45 AM

The prop gun in the OP photo has a very unusual custom vertical foregrip.  Stylish; one of a kind?

The prop drum magazine (which could easily have been wood, turned on a lathe) appears to be backwards; the "cover" is on the rear.

Written and directed by a real gun guy: John Milius (Red Dawn, etc.).  The PR posed photos were probably not done by him.

 

I remember watching this and others in their original theatrical release. 

Dillinger, B&C, Bloody Mama, Big Bag Mama, etc. TSMG Cinema.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 12:08 PM

The prop gun vertical front grip looks like it was modified from a T-62 Civilian Defense Model Survival Rifle.

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 12:12 PM

     I am surprised that I never saw this photo before. Is it genuine? Or

the product of Photoshop? Or a Hollywood movie? The photo is alleged

to be John Dillinger...

 

Bob

  PR photo from "Dilinger", released by IAP in the summer of 1973.  I sent Taliaferro my mother's shooting copy of the script for research purposes a couple of years ago.  It may have been on one of the tables at his show...  I have been unable to attend since I sent it.  Kind of an interesting artifact.  IIRC the PR shots were done on set, but by a production photographer.  I think I still have a few rolling around here. Milius was doing this on the super cheap, so everyone had multiple tasks.  It was pretty cool to be a kid on the set while it was being made.  The prop guys were very kind and allowed me to handle (with appropriate supervision, of course!) most if not all of the weapons used in filming.   An amazing group of future stars were in that production.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 05:29 PM

The prop gun vertical front grip looks like it was modified from a T-62 Civilian Defense Model Survival Rifle.

 

Excellent observation, and memory.  

I remember those dressed up AR-7's from the 60's, but had mostly forgotten the variations.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 08:05 PM

It's been years since I saw that Movie but I think I remember some interesting Thompson stuff.
A Thompson being fire in Semi in one scene by on of the G-Men( Melvin Purvis)and another scene where Bad guys are carrying the Thompsons in the Canvas Rusco type Cases.
A 100 rd Drum popping out of a dropped Thompson. Were they making Repro 100 rd Drums in 1973 ??

And a very young Richard Dreyfus as Baby Face Nelson

I don't recall any C drums or canvas cases in the movie.
Lots of BAR action, though!


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#20 jojeep

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:14 AM


It's been years since I saw that Movie but I think I remember some interesting Thompson stuff.
A Thompson being fire in Semi in one scene by on of the G-Men( Melvin Purvis)and another scene where Bad guys are carrying the Thompsons in the Canvas Rusco type Cases.
A 100 rd Drum popping out of a dropped Thompson. Were they making Repro 100 rd Drums in 1973 ??

And a very young Richard Dreyfus as Baby Face Nelson

I don't recall any C drums or canvas cases in the movie.
Lots of BAR action, though!

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