1970s poster flashback: ‘Dillinger’

dillinger warren oates poster

Excuse the lack of posts lately. It’s been a week, I’ll tell you that.

Last week when I posted the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” 1970s-style poster here, I noted that it was a throwback to an entire era of cool movie posters.

winter soldier 70s poster paolo rivera

Here’s the “Winter Soldier” poster, of course.

dillinger warren oates poster

Here (and above) is the poster for “Dillinger,” a 1973 classic.

“Dillinger” was directed by John Milius, writer of such classic screenplays as the original “Conan” and “Red Dawn.”

“Dillinger” starred Warren Oates, a great character actor, as John Dillinger, the Depression-era bank robber.

“Dillinger” is remembered as a classic of its kind. And what a supporting cast: Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Dreyfuss (as Baby Face Nelson!) Geoffrey Lewis, Steve Kanaly (of “Dallas”), Frank McRae and so many others.

And it’s got a cool poster too.

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