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|Born||John Herbert Dillinger, Jr.
June 22, 1903
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||July 22, 1934
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Charge(s)||Bank robbery, murder|
|Penalty||Imprisonment from 1924 to 1933|
|Spouse||Beryl Hovious (divorced)|
John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was a notorious American bank robber in the Midwest. Some considered him a dangerous criminal, while others idolized him as a present-day Robin Hood.
Film depictions[change | edit source]
- Humphrey Bogart's played the gang leader Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest, a character based on Dillinger.
- Lawrence Tierney starred in the first film dramatization of Dillinger's career; Dillinger (1945).
- 1973's Dillinger.
- A TV movie Dillinger was released in 1991, starring Mark Harmon.
- In a parody of Dillinger's escape with a phony gun, Woody Allen tries the same stunt in his 1971 movie, Take the Money and Run.
- Director Michael Mann's 2009 film Public Enemies, is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's book Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43 and features Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and Christian Bale as FBI agent Melvin Purvis.