The Life and Times of Edwin Alonzo Boyd (1982)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Crime Drama, Docudrama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Made for television, The Life and Times of Edwin Alonzo Boyd is a fact-based study of 1940s criminal activity, Canadian style. Gordon Pinsent stars as Boyd, leader of a notorious gang of thieves, cutthroats and pluguglies. Featured in the cast are Mary Ann McDonald as Boyd's wife and Peter Glen as "The Law". Director Les Rose adopts a semi-documentary approach, utilizing the big-band music of the era to create the proper atmosphere. The teleplay was based upon The Boyd Gang, a book by M. Lamb and Barry Pearson.

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Canadian [nationality], gangster, bank-robbery, infamy, leader, wife