Dallas Police Moonlighting as “Bonnie and Clyde” Movie Extras — 1966

by Paula Bosse

bonnie-and-clyde_movie_dallas-police-extras“Action!” (click for BIG image) Photo: Dallas Police Museum

by Paula Bosse

Need to hire a bunch of movie extras who look comfortable toting rifles? When Hollywood came to Dallas and environs in the fall of 1966 to shoot the movie “Bonnie and Clyde,” they found plenty of law enforcement officers happy to don a pair of overalls and add some local color to their production.

I came across this photo on the Dallas Police Department Museum Facebook page. One of the comments under the photo: “I remember when all the overtime slots were allowed (paid by the film company)…. I recognize Chief Curry and the other officers.” Another person commented that an ex-DPD cop told him that he was in the movie, dressed as a farmer, chasing a car across an open field.

Did you  have an uncle Earl who was on the DPD force in 1966? There’s a chance he might be in the movie. Hell, he might be in this photo!

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More on the Dallas Police Department Museum here.

Read the Preston Hollow Advocate article “A Criminal Record: Dallas Police Department Museum,” here.

Click that photo. It’s big. Real big.

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