A ruthless but clever gangster who knows every loophole in the law has the tables turned by a dedicated District Attorney and his assistant.

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Patricia Wayne
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John Carter
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Dexter Wayne
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'Big Bill' Anderson
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Chief Reardon
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Horace Meade
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Wallace
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Billy Jones (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Red Hampton
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George Stanley
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Capt. Brown
Donald Kerr ...
Joe Armstrong
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A ruthless but clever gangster who knows every loophole in the law has the tables turned by a dedicated District Attorney and his assistant.

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Against the vicious racketeers who rule a terrified city!

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10 November 1938 (USA)  »

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The Crooked Way  »

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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Sunday 26 September 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and in Los Angeles Monday 17 July 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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Big Bill Anderson: ...politician has one weak spot. Load your gun with votes and shoot him through the ballot box. You leave things to me. When I get through with this half-baked hamlet, it'll be a live city.
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Good value cast for Monogram
16 March 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1938's "Gang Bullets" shows that Monogram could occasionally compete with Warners' crime dramas, though on a noticeably smaller budget and less action. At the same time Boris Karloff began his 'Mr. Wong' series, the studio's modest ambitions show in this gritty expose of crime boss Morgan Wallace, against crusading District Attorney Charles Trowbridge, with top billing awarded former Warners starlet Anne Nagel, best remembered for her work at Universal in "Black Friday" and "Man Made Monster" (one of her last roles came in Monogram's Charlie Chan entry "The Trap," wearing a fetching bathing suit). After playing the surprise killer in "Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo," Robert Kent was back on the right side of the law, soon starring opposite Bela Lugosi in the 1939 serial "The Phantom Creeps." Morgan Wallace usually played villains, as he soon would in "Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation," before his memorable encounter with W. C. Fields in "My Little Chickadee."


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