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Paper Bullets (1941)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 13 June 1941 (USA)
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:

Phil Rosen

Writer:

Martin Mooney (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Woodbury ... Rita Adams
Jack La Rue ... Mickey Roman
Linda Ware Linda Ware ... Donna Andrews
John Archer ... Bob Elliott
Vince Barnett ... Scribbler, a Petty Forger
Alan Ladd ... Jimmy Kelly aka Bill Dugan
Gavin Gordon ... Kurt Parrish
Phillip Trent ... Harold DeWitt
William Halligan William Halligan ... Police Chief Flynn
George Pembroke George Pembroke ... Clarence DeWitt
Selmer Jackson ... District Attorney
Kenneth Harlan ... Jim Adams
Bryant Washburn ... Attorney Bruce King
Stephen Chase ... Detective Joe Kent (as Alden Chase)
Robert Strange ... Lou Wood
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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>

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Every ballot ... a vote for murder!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gang War See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Norman Winter (Vocal teacher for Linda Ware) See more »

Connections

Featured in The Irish Mob: Owney Madden/John 'Red' Hamilton (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Is the Day
by Maurice King (as Maurice Kozinsky), Johnny Lange and Lew Porter
Performed by Linda Ware
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1940's theater at its best!
2 March 2000 | by trineoSee all my reviews

Flipping through the channels I was lucky enough to stumble upon the beginning of this movie. I must admit that it grabbed my attention almost immediately. I love older films and this is or should be considered a classic! One of the most wonderful rarities of this movie is that the main character was not only female but she was also a bad girl. I highly recommend this movie!


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