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Bullets or Ballots

Bullets or Ballots
Movie: Bullets or Ballots(1936)[tt0027407] After police captain, McLaren becomes commissioner, former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake's sincere in his effort to join the mob. "Buggs" Fenner thinks Blake is a police agent. Written byEd Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>
Title Bullets or Ballots
Release Date 6 June 1936 (USA)
Runtime
Genres Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Production Companies Warner Bros.
Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson...
Johnny Blake...
Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell...
Lee Morgan...
Barton MacLane
Barton MacLane...
Al Kruger...
Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart...
'Bugs' Fenner...
Frank McHugh
Frank McHugh...
Herman...
Joe King
Joe King...
Capt. Dan McLaren ...
Dick Purcell
Dick Purcell...
Ed Driscoll (as ...
George E. Stone
George E. Stone...
Wires Kagel...
Joseph Crehan
Joseph Crehan...
Grand Jury Spokesman...
Henry O'Neill
Henry O'Neill...
Ward Bryant...
Henry Kolker
Henry Kolker...
Mr. Hollister...
Gilbert Emery
Gilbert Emery...
Mr. Thorndyke...
Herbert Rawlinson
Herbert Rawlinson...
Mr. Caldwell...
Louise Beavers
Louise Beavers...
Nellie LaFleur...
Norman Willis
Norman Willis...
Louie Vinci...

Reviews

LeonLouisRicci on 18 July 2012
The ridiculous title aside, this is an OK gangster film with more gab then guns, although there is an edge to the execution and display. The script is interesting in a behind the scenes kind of way that lets us in on the money machines and political corruption that is Warners trademark of message movies. The attraction here is the two stars and the modern fascination with these actors and their tough guy personas and they don't disappoint.This film is more sanitized and sterile then the best of the gangster films (as the newly defined Hays Code forced tricky gymnastic presentations of the seedy and the sultry). But the studio professionals were up to the task and a "new" type of underworld uncovering emerged on the screen. For better or worse.

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