That's right, Albert -- blatant inaccuracies in a movie about a certain period of time ARE unacceptable. I've had it with artsy-fartsy interpretations which bog down anything an artist/actor is attempting to relay because the atmosphere is wrong, chock fullof obnoxious anachronisms and inaccuracies. For my money, the 1973 movie Dillinger was superior, so I sure don't need to see this one for all the negativity I'm hearing.
Oh, here's a case in point: Charles Laughton in the 1933 Korda film "The Private life of Henry VII". It grasped the basic idea of Henry's wives and was supposed to be a snickering departure from what really went on, but even though I keep my video as a curio and an artifact - very, very few 1930's movies "got it right" about historial authenticity, and that barely -- it does set one's teeth on edge to see these women in heavy lipstick and eyeshadow, their marceled hair in early-30's coifs, calling one another "darling" like society Bright Young Things at a cocktail party. the Fifth wife, Katherine Howard, instead of being a foolish little teenaged girl manipulated into a tragic marriage with the lecherous and vengeful monarch, was portrayed as a fully adult femme fatale schemer along the lines of Wallis Warfield Simpson, the mistress of the Prince of Wales, who abdicated as King Edward in 1936. That movie's no more about Tudor England than a cowboy picture. Yet for years, everyone almost to the point of history scholars accepted this portrayal of what Henry's court was like - a slob with bad table manners who talked with his mouth full being the King of a court full of simpering characters out of a Somerset Maugham salon. It wasn't until Keith Michell and the good ol' BBC, God bless them, came along in the early 1970's and put out a wonderful TV series AND a film which was so much more on the money about just who Bluff King Hal and his many wives were, historically - because the subject was painstakingly RESEARCHED. As crass as American TV is, at least we get Masterpiece Theatre.
I mean, we've all brought this up before, the Gene Krupa Story had Bix showing up at a party at a time period when in reality he'd already been dead for a few years.