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Paper Bullets (1941)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 13 June 1941 (USA)
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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Cast

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Rita Adams
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Mickey Roman
Linda Ware ...
Donna Andrews
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Bob Elliott
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Scribbler, a Petty Forger
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Jimmy Kelly aka Bill Dugan
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Kurt Parrish
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Harold DeWitt
William Halligan ...
Police Chief Flynn
George Pembroke ...
Clarence DeWitt
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District Attorney
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Jim Adams
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Attorney Bruce King
Stephen Chase ...
Detective Joe Kent (as Alden Chase)
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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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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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Norman Winter (Vocal teacher for Linda Ware) See more »

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I Know, I Know
by Vic Knight, Johnny Lange and Lew Porter
Performed by Linda Ware
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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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