A Bullet for Pretty Boy


1h 31m 1970

Brief Synopsis

The movie tells the biography of the gangster Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd who started his career young aged when he saw his father die and seeked out revenge by killing his murderer during a fight.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Dallas opening: 15 Jul 1970
Production Company
American International Productions
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Synopsis

At a reception following his wedding, Oklahoma farmer Charles Floyd demands an apology from Jack Dowler for insulting his bride, Ruby; Dowler's references to his previous sexual relations with Ruby force Charles to beat an apology out of the intruder. Dowler swears revenge for his public humiliation, and that night he tries to ambush Charles but accidentally kills his rival's father. When Charles goes to Dowler's farm the next morning to elicit a confession, they fight and Dowler is killed. Consequently, Charles is convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison. Four years later he escapes and seeks refuge in a Kansas City brothel run by Beryl, where Betty, one of the prostitutes, is attracted to him. Her affection infuriates Beryl's brother Wallace, who is in love with Betty, and in retaliation, he starts referring to Charles as "Pretty Boy," a nickname that gains national acceptance when Charles joins Ned Short's gang of bank robbers. After several bank holdups, Pretty Boy is captured, but he kills a guard and escapes from the train taking him to jail. He returns to Oklahoma for a brief reunion with Ruby, but even though they are still in love, she realizes that she cannot live the kind of life her husband must now live. "Preacher," a local drunkard, accompanies Pretty Boy back to Beryl's, where they join Betty and Ned Short's gang in a widely publicized crime spree. Short and Preacher are killed in a police stakeout, however, and Pretty Boy and Betty escape to a shack near his old home. After a last goodbye with Ruby, the gang's two survivors rob Pretty Boy's hometown bank. Betty escapes, but Pretty Boy is trapped in a ranch house and dies in a hail of bullets.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Dallas opening: 15 Jul 1970
Production Company
American International Productions
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Filmed on location in Texas.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1970

Released in United States 1970