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Leader of a neighbourhood gang he called the Dirty Dozen. Great Crimes & Trials: John Dillinger Public Enemy No.1
Bitter and resentful, Dillinger decided to treat this as an education in crime, and in Indiana State Penitentiary he found willing teachers. From them he compiled a list of banks to rob in the mid-west. And by the time his sentence was up he had recruited a gang of experts to attack them. Within three months of his release in 1933 they had robbed their first bank at Daleville, Indiana. ibid.
In four months they robbed five more banks but Dillinger had been captured. ibid.
John Dillinger asked casually, ‘What kept you?’ They raced out of a side door and into a waiting car. Dillinger had his ideal gun. ibid.
They got away in a fast car. Dillinger had killed his first man. As the gang criss-crossed the mid-western states in Dillinger’s first spree of robberies the American public turned a villain into a hero. ibid.
He became one of the first prisoners to be transported by air. ibid.
Crown Point Jail, Indiana ... Dillinger stuck his gun, real or replica, into the ribs of a guard ... They walked out of the side entrance. ibid.
John Dillinger formed a new gang. ibid.
Public Enemy Number One. Among the members of the new gang was the notorious Baby Face Nelson. ibid.
But was it really John Dillinger? Dillinger’s eyes were blue-grey; the dead man had brown eyes. Dillinger had several scars; the dead man had none. Dillinger had never had rheumatic fever; the dead man’s heart showed that he had. Dillinger had perfect eyesight; the dead man wore prescription glasses. ibid.
Dillinger himself justified his legend somewhat more. In an amazingly short career, eleven months from September 1933 to July 1934, he achieved national fame and became the FBI’s Public Enemy number one. Great Crimes & Trials: Ma Barker and other Public Enemies
At about 10 o’clock Dillinger walked out of the theatre with his molls who were about to sell justice to justice for a price. The Federal agents were watching ... A federal agent beat him to the draw. Newsreel
‘The most wanted man in America. Public Enemy number one.’ Natural Born Outlaws s1e4: John Dillinger, commentator, 2015
Mooresville, Indiana 6th September 1924: ‘Dillinger’s first major crime was knocking over a grocer … It shows frankly what an inept crook John Dillinger was’. ibid.
The man known as Public Enemy Number 1: John Dillinger … got into the circle of friends of Red Hamilton and Harry Pierpont and company. The Irish Mob s1e1, Netflix 2008
Just three weeks after he had been released on parole he had already robbed ten banks. ibid.
Pretty Boy Floyd – you’re under arrest. Public Enemies 2009 starring Johnny Depp & Christian Bale & Marion Cotillard & Billy Crudup & Stephen Dorff & Stephen Lang & Jason Clarke & Rory Cochrane & James Russo et al, director Michael Mann
I am declaring the United States of America’s first war on crime. ibid.
I’m John Dillinger, and I rob banks. ibid.
When you’re desperate, that’s when you’ve got no choice. ibid.
We’ll go and see Public Enemy with James Cagney. Young Dillinger 1965 starring Nick Adams & Robert Conrad & John Ashley & Mary Ann Mobley & Victor Buono & Dan Terranova & John Hoyt & reed Hadley & Robert Osterloh et al, director Terry O Morse, him to her
I made a deal with Floyd. When I make a deal I never welch. ibid.
There’s no place you can go. ibid. gangsta
John Dillinger was sent to prison for attempted robbery when he was 21 years old. He was released in May 1933 after serving 9 years. Dillinger 1991 starring Mark Harmon & Sherilyn Fenn & Will Patton & Bruce Abbott & Tom Bower et al, director Rupert Wainwright, caption
Relax. The money ain’t yours. It belongs to the bank. They stole it in the first place. ibid. Dillinger to bank teller
I rob banks; I don’t kill people. ibid. Dillinger
The only thing that matters is to have some fun. Live while you’re here. Hard as you can. Do what you want. Get what you can. ibid.
Waitress: You’re crazy ain’t ya?
Dillinger: Oh yeah, but I ain’t dull. ibid.