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The Music Box Kid

The Music Box Kid
File:"The Music Box Kid" (1960).jpg
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Produced by Edward Small (executive)
Robert E. Kent
Written by Herbert Abbott Spiro
Starring Ron Foster
Luana Patten
Music by Paul Sawtell
Bert Shefter
Cinematography Maury Gertsman
Edited by James Blakeley
Premium Pictures
Distributed by United Artists (U.S.)
Release dates
  • May 25, 1960 (1960-05-25)
Running time
74 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Music Box Kid is a low budget 1960 gangster film directed by Edward L. Cahn, starring Ron Foster and Luana Patten.[1] [2]


The "music box" is a submachine gun owned by ruthless gangster Larry Shaw (Ronald Foster) in 1920s New York. Larry is working his way up a bootlegging syndicate, but reckons without his decent wife Margaret (Luana Patten), who one day has enough of her husband's activities.


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "this is a formula gangster flick, with cliched situations and stereotyped characters. The direction is efficient, however, giving some polish to an otherwise standard piece. The cast gives the film a little soul as well with some spirited performances." [3]


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