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WATCH: How John Sayles Brought Polly Hamilton’s Last Days With John Dillinger to Life

WATCH: How John Sayles Brought Polly Hamilton's Last Days With John Dillinger to Life

The star-crossed life of Polly Hamilton, erstwhile girlfriend of doomed mobster John Dillinger, is dramatized in a low-budget but nevertheless engrossing dustbowl drama courtesy of director Lewis Teague. The exemplary cast and crew include Louise Fletcher as a bordello madam, music by James Horner (his third score) and John Sayles, who contributes a typically imaginative and empathetic script. Look for essential character actors Christopher Lloyd, Robert Forster, and Dick Miller in supporting parts, but don’t look for much in the way of accurate period detail.

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