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Bullets or Ballots (1936)

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82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the mob. "Buggs" Fenner thinks Blake is a police agent.See moreAfter Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the mob. "Buggs" Fenner thinks Blake is a police agent. Written by Ed Stephan See less
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Writers
Seton I. Miller (screen play) (story) | Martin Mooney (story)
Cinematographer
Hal Mohr (photography)
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$8,605
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Release date
Jun 6, 1936 (United States)

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92 cast members
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Edward G. Robinson
Johnny Blake Johnny Blake   See fewer
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Joan Blondell
Lee Morgan Lee Morgan   See fewer
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Barton MacLane
Al Kruger Al Kruger   See fewer
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Humphrey Bogart
'Bugs' Fenner 'Bugs' Fenner   See fewer
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Frank McHugh
Herman Herman   See fewer
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Joe King
Capt. Dan McLaren (as Joseph King) Capt. Dan McLaren (as Joseph King)   See fewer
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Dick Purcell
Ed Driscoll (as Richard Purcell) Ed Driscoll (as Richard Purcell)   See fewer
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George E. Stone
Wires Kagel Wires Kagel   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Grand Jury Spokesman Grand Jury Spokesman   See fewer
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Henry O'Neill
Ward Bryant Ward Bryant   See fewer
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Henry Kolker
Mr. Hollister Mr. Hollister   See fewer
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Gilbert Emery
Mr. Thorndyke Mr. Thorndyke   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Mr. Caldwell Mr. Caldwell   See fewer
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Louise Beavers
Nellie LaFleur Nellie LaFleur   See fewer
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Norman Willis
Louie Vinci Louie Vinci   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Young Man (scenes deleted) Young Man (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Herman Marks
Man (scenes deleted) Man (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Russell Beach
Prizefighter (uncredited) Prizefighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilda Bennett
Grand Jury Woman (uncredited) Grand Jury Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Beranger
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Brower
Police Captain (uncredited) Police Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raymond Brown
Proprietor in Newsreel (uncredited) Proprietor in Newsreel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Bruno
Ben - Henchman with Wires (uncredited) Ben - Henchman with Wires (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Butler
Garber (uncredited) Garber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vance Carroll
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Coleman
Sports Commentator (uncredited) Sports Commentator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bing Connolly
Garage Man (uncredited) Garage Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Connors
Eddie - Headwaiter (uncredited) Eddie - Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Craig
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Dabney
Mary - Dancer for Lee (uncredited) Mary - Dancer for Lee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mildred Dixon
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Downen
Usher (uncredited) Usher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Policeman Getting Papers from Fire (uncredited) Policeman Getting Papers from Fire (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Eaton
Man Sitting with Lee (uncredited) Man Sitting with Lee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Oliver Eckhardt
Grand Jury Member (uncredited) Grand Jury Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Elliott
Hunter - Bank Worker (uncredited) Hunter - Bank Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
Gatley - Pinball Racketeer (uncredited) Gatley - Pinball Racketeer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Fletcher
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack A. Goodrich
Cigar Clerk (uncredited) Cigar Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie #1 (uncredited) Eddie #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Numbers Player (uncredited) Numbers Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wallace Gregory
Lambert (uncredited) Lambert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edna Mae Harris
Rose - Lee's Maid (uncredited) Rose - Lee's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Harvey
Gangster Muscling in on Lee (uncredited) Gangster Muscling in on Lee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mounted Police Sgt. Donlan (uncredited) Mounted Police Sgt. Donlan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pinball Distributor (uncredited) Pinball Distributor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Timothy - Nellie's Boyfriend (uncredited) Timothy - Nellie's Boyfriend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jury Foreman in Newsreel (uncredited) Jury Foreman in Newsreel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hotel Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Woman in Curlers Who Won (uncredited) Woman in Curlers Who Won (uncredited)   See fewer
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Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Old Lady (uncredited) Old Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Madden
Kid Playing Pinball (uncredited) Kid Playing Pinball (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Kruger's Chauffeur (uncredited) Kruger's Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Specialty (uncredited) Specialty (uncredited)   See fewer
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Black Chauffeur (uncredited) Black Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Referee (uncredited) Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Police Official (uncredited) Police Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kruger's Secretary (uncredited) Kruger's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beauty Attendant (uncredited) Beauty Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne Nagel
Bank Secretary (uncredited) Bank Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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The Spotter (uncredited) The Spotter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Crail - Ex Con (uncredited) Crail - Ex Con (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lon Poff
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Second (uncredited) Second (uncredited)   See fewer
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Captain Kelly (uncredited) Captain Kelly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Rice
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William Kennedy - Newsreel Narrator (uncredited) William Kennedy - Newsreel Narrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Second (uncredited) Second (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Ross
Vendor (uncredited) Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bookie Who Throws Bag (uncredited) Bookie Who Throws Bag (uncredited)   See fewer
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Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Truck Driver with Steaks (uncredited) Truck Driver with Steaks (uncredited)   See fewer
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Judge in Newsreel (uncredited) Judge in Newsreel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Red (uncredited) Red (uncredited)   See fewer
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Theater Ticket Seller (uncredited) Theater Ticket Seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Wagner
Actor Impersonating Kruger in Newsreel (uncredited) Actor Impersonating Kruger in Newsreel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kid Playing Pinball (uncredited) Kid Playing Pinball (uncredited)   See fewer
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Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mrs. Woodward - Grand Jury Member (uncredited) Mrs. Woodward - Grand Jury Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jailer (uncredited) Jailer (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 2,303 votes