A Bullet for Pretty Boy

Three years after Beatty and Dunaway's characters, Bonnie and Clyde robbed the Pilot Point Bank,
actor Fabian Forte, playing the part of "Pretty Boy" Floyd, tried his hand at it (photo below).

still from Larry Buchanan's 1970 film "A Bullet for Pretty Boy."

still from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy" (left) and same bank today

still from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy" (left) and same bank today

In "A Bullet for Pretty Boy" it appears that Pretty Boy Floyd meets up with Bonnie and Clyde.
Morgan Fairchild as Bonnie (uncredited) and an actor who's strangely similar looking to Warren Beatty.

Morgan Fairchild (uncredited) and Morgan Fairchild photo in the 1970s (right)
This was Morgan's first onscreen part in the movies. She was a stand-in for Faye Dunaway in 1967's "Bonnie and Clyde."

Warren Beatty (left) and uncredited actor (right) who may also have been Warren Beatty's stand-in, in 1967's "Bonnie and Clyde..

stills from Larry Buchanan's 1970 film "A Bullet for Pretty Boy."

Larry Buchanan, birth name Marcus Larry Seale Jr., was born on January 31, 1923 in Mexia, Texas. His mother and father both
died when he was still a child. His mother died first and his father, a policeman, was killed during a bank robbery, leaving him
an orphan. He ended up in the Buckner Children's Home in Dallas, Texas. Although his movies were low budget and campy, they
were interesting nonetheless. One of his productions of note to Bonnie and Clyde fans, was "The Other Side of Bonnie & Clyde."

Time has moved forward around this historic filling station, located off of Highway 77.

Buchanan filmed exclusively in Texas. You can even see the same Waxahachie filling station (top photo below)
that was used earlier in the Warner Bros. film where C.W. Moss joins up with Bonnie and Clyde.

still from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy"

still from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy" and WB "Bonnie and Clyde"

Not much has changed between the 1966 filming and the 1969 filming.

still from WB "Bonnie and Clyde" and "A Bullet for Pretty Boy"

In comparing building, #1 in left image shows the flaked paint from the 1966 filming. In the right image, #1 shows the
paint flaked away even more in that particular section, including the surrounding front surface had flaked even more.
#2 in left image shows when the lower portion was painted green. The green paint is still visible in right image marked #2.
In the image on the left, marked #3, you may notice raised window glazing. The same raised glazing can be seen #3 on the right.

still from WB "Bonnie and Clyde" and "A Bullet for Pretty Boy"

The awning roof in 1969 (above image) and 1966 (below image) shows
the underlying corrugation, which is topped by layered panel strips.

still from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy" and WB "Bonnie and Clyde"

The white house across the road from the filling station can be seen on the right, as
Bonnie, Clyde and C.W. Moss drive away from the station. The same white house can be
seen in the movie "A Bullet for Pretty Boy" as the pickup truck heads towards the station

still from WB "Bonnie and Clyde" (left) and "A Bullet for Pretty Boy" (right)


On FM 66 in Waxahachie, Texas, still stands the old filling station used in the movies where Bonnie and Clyde picked up
C.W. Moss (1967's "Bonnie and Clyde") and where Pretty Boy Floyd (1970's "A Bullet for Pretty Boy") went to a mechanic
to help fix up his car, which was overheating. Although some areas of the building have changed somewhat here and there, the
framework remains the same. The image from the movie "Bonnie and Clyde," shows a view of the structure's uppermost front,
just as the trio, Clyde, Bonnie and C.W. leave the filling station, although it has pretty much been obscured by the tree branches.

The surrounding area has drastically changed since the 1960s and 70s, but the old filling station has stood the test of time!
The sign above the station's awning, in the Bonnie and Clyde movie, shows "Filling Station" in red, just below the tree branch.

on the right is a still from WB "Bonnie and Clyde"

What was the purpose behind the tall storefront facades on merchant buildings in the Old West?
Found on Reddit AskHistorians

False Front Architecture
In the middle to late 19th century, there was an architectural fad for "false fronts," where modest buildings were renovated by adding a larger more impressive facade.
The style was popular in the West, after the California Gold Rush of 1849, as a way to make hastily built town buildings look more like the impressive commercial
buildings of the East. The tall facades of the store's false front, gave the merchant a place to put signage that would be easily visible from the other side the street.

The Ellis County Courthouse seen in "A Bullet for Pretty Boy"
In the movie, the gang parks on South Rogers Street, across from the courthouse seen in the background.

still from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy"

Photos below, show the street as it looked during the filming (top and left) and as it looks today (right)

still from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy"

still on left is from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy"

Photo below shows the bank they're about to rob. It's the white building shown in above photo.

still from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy"

Another bank robbery took place at 1100 West Main Street in Carrollton, Texas during the filming.

still on left is from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy" and the same building today.


South Main Street in Crandall, Texas. This section of town can be seen in several movies throughout the years,
including Warner Bros. movie, "Bonnie and Clyde," and "Boys Don't Cry." In 1970's, "A Bullet for Pretty Boy,"
a bank robbery was filmed here. The street view from that scene is below. The "bank" is located on the extreme right.

still on left is from "A Bullet for Pretty Boy" and the same view today.

From Warner Bros. Bonnie and Clyde, I've pieced together some of how the opposite side of South Main looked in the 1960s (below top photo)
and today (bottom photo.) The fire department would have been where you see the building with the red, white and green awning in today's view.
The view of the bank that got robbed in the "Bullet for Pretty Boy" movie would have likely been taken from the small, white adobe style building.

1966 during the filming of "Bonnie and Clyde."

Modern Times

LANCASTER, TEXAS - FILMING "A Bullet for Pretty Boy"