GRIME: Death of Dillinger

Blackie Gallagher was the most engaging screen gangster to come out of Hollywood since Little Caesar. Gay, ruthless. debonair, he rose from guttersnipe to big-shot with swashbuckling bravado, killing in cold blood all who opposed him. Finally the Law caught Blackie Gallagher, marched him to the electric chair.

To see Clark Gable as Blackie Gallagher in MGM's Manhattan Melodrama (TIME, May 14) many a cinemaddict one night last week went to the Biograph Theatre on Chicago's North Side. One of them was a slight, dark-haired, harmless-looking little man in shirtsleeves, wearing a...

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