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
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Donna Andrews
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Bob Elliott
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Scribbler, a Petty Forger
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Kurt Parrish
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Harold DeWitt
William Halligan ...
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Clarence DeWitt
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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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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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I Know, I Know
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Film Noir without tension
25 April 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

My question is what was the worst element of this movie? Was it the acting? directing? script?. Maybe it was the waste of Alan Ladd and Jack LaRue. LaRue and, especially, Ladd are capable of bringing extreme sinisterness to a role. In this movie, it was hard to tell who the bad guy was. Granted, Ladd was playing an undercover good guy, but even in his good guy roles, he could be very chilling. So, the net result was a potentially good movie bereft of any feeling of conflict.


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