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Gang War (1940)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  29 March 1940 (USA)
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Two mobs fight for control of the jukebox racket.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ralph Cooper ...
Bob 'Killer' Meade
Gladys Snyder ...
Maizie 'Sugar' Walford
Reginald Fenderson ...
Danny (Meade's chief henchman) (as Reggie Fenderson)
Laurence Criner ...
Lew Baron (as Lawrence Criner)
Monte Hawley ...
Bill (Baron's henchman)
Jess Lee Brooks ...
Lt. Holmes (as Jesse Brooks)
Johnny Thomas ...
Phil (Meade's driver)
Maceo Bruce Sheffield ...
Bull Brown (as Maceo Sheffield)
Charles Hawkins ...
Tip (Brown henchman)
Bobby Johnson ...
Waxy (Baron henchman)
Henry Roberts ...
Slim (Meade henchman)
Harold Garrison ...
Slicum (Meade's publicity man)
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Two mobs fight for control of the jukebox racket.

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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29 March 1940 (USA)  »

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Crime Street  »

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Remember the Night
Written by Lew Porter (as Lou Porter) and Johnny Lange
Sung by Gladys Snyder with piano accompaniment
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Gang War (1940)

** (out of 4)

Another early film from the black cinema, this one directed by Leo C. Popkin. This is a gangster picture about two rival gangs fighting over a profitable juke joint. Once again this film features a very small budget since it would only be shown in black cinemas but the director and screenwriter hold back no punches and make a pretty good movie. The opening bar fight is terrific and there's some nice police chases and shootouts as well. The acting is quite poor and brings the film down a few notches but this one here is certainly worth checking out. The director went on to produce D.O.A. and star Ralph Cooper was billed as "The Dark Gable" or "Bronze Bogart".


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