Rent Bullets or Ballots (1936)

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1h 18min
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"They rule by the fear of their guns. They must be stopped by the power of your ballots". They refers to Bugs Fenner and other mobsters whose illicit rackets will be smashed to smithereens by undercover cop Johnny Blake. When Warner Bros.' Depression-era gangster movies began to draw protests, the studio reinvigorated the genre with stories emphasizing law enforcers instead of lawbreakers. The swift, sturdy 'Bullets or Ballots' reflects that, with Edward G. Robinson (as Blake) siding with the good guys for the first time in a gangland saga. Humphrey Bogart plays the short-fused Fenner.
And Joan Blondell and Louise Beavers, in an unusual story element for the times, are thriving numbers operators whose grift is usurped by the mob.
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Louis F. Edelman
Seton I. Miller, Martin Mooney
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Release Date:
Run Time:
78 minutes
English, German, Spanish
Czech, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, German Hard of Hearing, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1936 Short Subjects Gallery:
  • Vintage Newsreel
  • Musical Short 'George Hall' and 'His Orchestra'
  • Classic Cartoon 'I'm a Big Shot Now'
  • Trailers of 'Bullets or Ballots' and 1936's 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'
  • New Featurette Gangsters: 'The Immigrant's Hero'
  • Commentary by Film Historian Dana Polan
  • How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 10: Trouble Snots
  • Breakdowns of 1936: Studio Blooper Reel

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