25 July, 2019 7:30 PM

Deadly is the Female

Joseph H. Lewis, USA, 1950 | 87 minutes

One of the most distinguished works of art to emerge from the B movie swamp. Joseph H. Lewis’s poverty row picture Deadly is the Female (Gun Crazy) turns pulp into pure gold. A tale of an outlaw couple on the run, this is a small but perfectly formed masterpiece of flash and trash, unwholesome obsession and criminal daring. A work that now stands as both cult-movie masterpiece and American cinema landmark.