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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rita Adams
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Mickey Roman
Linda Ware ...
Donna Andrews
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Bob Elliott
Vince Barnett ...
Scribbler, a Petty Forger
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Jimmy Kelly aka Bill Dugan
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Kurt Parrish
Phillip Trent ...
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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13 June 1941 (USA)  »

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Crime, Inc.  »

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This was re-released under the title 'Gangs, Inc.' with 'Alan Ladd' moved to the top of the initial cast listing with his name in larger letters than the other people on the list. In the final credits, he remained in his original position. See more »

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