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Gang Bullets (1938)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 10 November 1938 (USA)
A ruthless but clever gangster who knows every loophole in the law has the tables turned by a dedicated District Attorney and his assistant.

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writer:

John T. Neville (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anne Nagel ... Patricia Wayne
Robert Kent ... John Carter
Charles Trowbridge ... Dexter Wayne
Morgan Wallace ... 'Big Bill' Anderson
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Chief Reardon
John T. Murray ... Horace Meade
Joseph Crehan ... Wallace
Benny Bartlett ... Billy Jones (as Bennie Bartlett)
John Merton ... Red Hampton
Roger Williams ... George Stanley
John Dilson ... Capt. Brown
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Joe Armstrong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Henchman (scenes deleted)
Joan Barclay ... Girlfriend (scenes deleted)
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A ruthless but clever gangster who knows every loophole in the law has the tables turned by a dedicated District Attorney and his assistant.

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Against the vicious racketeers who rule a terrified city! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crooked Way See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Sunday 26 September 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and in Los Angeles Monday 17 July 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Big Bill Anderson: ...politician has one weak spot. Load your gun with votes and shoot him through the ballot box. You leave things to me. When I get through with this half-baked hamlet, it'll be a live city.
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Adequate...at best
18 May 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

No matter what I think of this movie overall, I hate that the film has an awful cliché. Apparently, there's a mom in this film that is a moron--a victim and a stupid one at that. You see, at one point a family is being held captive by killers. When the young son jumps on of the thugs, the thug's gun falls to the floor---and the mother just stands there!!! The tough thug and a 12 year-old are tumbling on the floor and the gun is only inches from the hateful old broad--and she just stands there!!! I hate this cliché and hate women who behave like walking brain stems! Or, perhaps she just hates the kid and hoping the guy kills him!

The film is a crime versus the District Attorney film. Big Bill Anderson is run out of one town, but in the next he decides to create his criminal empire and is so smart that the D.A. can't prosecute him. Despite some excellent efforts, the case just can't be made against the man. And, for his trouble, the local newspaper calls for his resignation. When he tries something very desperate and a little crazy, the D.A. finds that not only doesn't he have a case against Anderson but he himself might be heading to prison! Unfortunately, the film ends with a really, really bad scene--one that requires the criminals to be even dumber than the lady earlier in the film!!

Overall, this is a semi-competent B-movie made by the king of Poverty Row studios, Monogram. It's all very watchable but also not all that inspired. For Monogram, it's a good film. For a decent studio (which it wasn't), it would be sub-par. Some poor writing here and there (such as the incident described at the beginning and the bomb at the end) make this one a time-passer at best and not much more.


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