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Paper Bullets (1941)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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District Attorney
Kenneth Harlan ...
Jim Adams
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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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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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ALAN LADD (in less than two minutes on screen!)
3 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Fellow noir devotees, be not deceived, this is a stinker...poorly filmed, poorly acted and there is nothing...nothing here for the film buff looking for yet another solid B-movie from the goldmine of the 40's & 50's era of classics. I gave it a try based on the relatively high rating on IMDb. There's no accounting for taste, but I found nothing in this movie to recommend to other IMDb members. This is a classic example of having watched a movie and feeling like you have been cheated out of x number of minutes that it took the movie to get to its thankful demise. To have Alan Ladd on the cover of the DVD/tape is nearly fraud, he is on camera less than two minutes and has almost no dialogue! This isn't This Gun For HIre folks...it is a classic in the lousy sense of the studios cranking out fodder on no budget...We all search for the great ones... save your time on Gangs, Inc./Paper Bullets...it is lousy!


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