* The only two members of the actual Barrow Gang that were still alive at film's release were Blanche Barrow and William Daniel Jones.
* Warner Brothers had so little faith in the film that, in a then unprecedented move, they offered its first-time producer Warren Beatty 40% of the gross instead of a minimal fee. The movie then went on to gross over $50 million.
* The poem that Bonnie Parker is reading as the police raid their hideout is The Story of Suicide Sal, one of only two poems by the real Bonnie Parker known to exist (The other being The Story of Bonnie and Clyde).
* While Blanche Barrow approved the depiction of her in the original version of the film's script. she objected to the futher re-writes, and at the film's release, complained loudly over Estelle Parsons' Oscar-winning performance of her, stating "That film made me look like a screaming horse's ass!"
* Warner Brothers did not want to release the film due to the violence. Warren Beatty apparently begged them to release it.
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