Documentary movie in Texas on death of Dillinger

BELTON, Texas (AP) - Digital shooting began Wednesday in a Texas town where local lore has it John Dillinger passed through before being gunned down in Illinois.

A documentary was being shot in Belton by William Kelley on the 75th anniversary of the notorious bank robber's death.

Dillinger was killed on July 22, 1934, by federal agents outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago.

Kelley, a history buff and a technical adviser to movies, told The Associated Press that the nearly century-old Beltonian Theater looks much like the Biograph Theater.

Kelley says he picked Belton for the re-enactment "to show that it could have just as easily happened here." The executive producer and director plans to premiere the movie at the Beltonian Theater.


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