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.

Director:

Writer:

(story and screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Quicksand (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates
The Lodger (1944)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Director: John Brahm
Stars: Laird Cregar, Merle Oberon, George Sanders
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky
Shock (1946)
Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man she witnessed commit a murder.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder
City of Fear (1959)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A vicious killer escapes from San Quentin with a cannister of what he believes to be heroin but is actually a radioactive substance that threatens all Los Angeles.

Director: Irving Lerner
Stars: Vince Edwards, Lyle Talbot, John Archer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rita Adams
...
Mickey Roman
Linda Ware ...
Donna Andrews
...
Bob Elliott
...
Scribbler, a Petty Forger
...
Jimmy Kelly aka Bill Dugan
...
Kurt Parrish
Phillip Trent ...
Harold DeWitt
William Halligan ...
Police Chief Flynn
George Pembroke ...
Clarence DeWitt
...
District Attorney
...
Jim Adams
...
Attorney Bruce King
Stephen Chase ...
Detective Joe Kent (as Alden Chase)
...
Lou Wood
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every ballot ... a vote for murder!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crime, Inc.  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Crazy Credits

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

Soundtracks

Blue Is the Day
by Maurice King (as Maurice Kozinsky), Johnny Lange and Lew Porter
Performed by Linda Ware
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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!


7 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Great Movie! PACman66
Discuss Paper Bullets (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?