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Paper Bullets (1941)

 -  Crime | Thriller | Drama  -  13 June 1941 (USA)
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Circumstances force naive Dorothy Adams into serving an unjust prison term, but she emerges from it a cynical criminal who rises to power in the local crime organization.

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Rita Adams
Jack La Rue ...
Mickey Roman
Linda Ware ...
Donna Andrews
John Archer ...
Bob Elliott
Vince Barnett ...
Scribbler, a Petty Forger
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Jimmy Kelly aka Bill Dugan
Gavin Gordon ...
Kurt Parrish
Phillip Trent ...
Harold DeWitt
William Halligan ...
Police Chief Flynn
George Pembroke ...
Clarence DeWitt
Selmer Jackson ...
District Attorney
Kenneth Harlan ...
Jim Adams
Bryant Washburn ...
Attorney Bruce King
Stephen Chase ...
Detective Joe Kent (as Alden Chase)
Robert Strange ...
Lou Wood
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Afterseeking revenge for her boyfriend, Joan Woodbury finds herself in jail on a hit-and-run charge. Ladd plays an undercover reporter doubling for a notorious gangster. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Every ballot ... a vote for murder!

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Crime | Thriller | Drama

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13 June 1941 (USA)  »

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When the film was re-titled and re-released in 1946, sixth-billed Alan Ladd's name was raised to the top-billed, over-the-title position, and thus it has remained ever since. See more »

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Opening credits are shown against changing "Ballot---General Election" pages. See more »

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by Vic Knight, Johnny Lange and Lew Porter
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Mildly entertaining, hokey B-grade gangster movie
21 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This obviously was a pretty low budget production, but the cast was pretty decent, the basic premise had promise, and something more could have been done with it, but the script wasn't that great- the plot is incoherent and seems almost random at times and the dialog is stilted and terrible.

Basically, a girl's father gets whacked by fellow gangsters, and later she becomes a robber, and wants to avenge his death, and then it goes into a mob protection racket involving corrupt politicians.

Alan Ladd gets top billing but he really plays a very minor role.

I have to say I found it mildly entertaining in its archaic B-grade hokiness but it really is shoddy and pathetic.


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