Bullets or Ballots

Bullets or Ballots

Edward G. Robinson
Director: William Keighley Cast: Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Barton MacLane
Barton MacLane
, Frank McHugh
Frank McHugh
William Keighley

DVD (Full Frame)

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Two-fisted New York police detective Edward G. Robinson is so volatile in Bullets of Ballots that he manages to get himself thrown off the force in disgrace. The local gangsters are delighted, in that Robinson had been breathing down their necks. When Robinson goes to crime boss Barton MacLaine insisting that he's through with law enforcement and wants to switch to the other side, MacLaine's chief henchmen Humphrey Bogart doesn't buy the story, but has to go along since he doesn't want to incur the wrath of MacLaine. Robinson offers to show his former enemies how to circumvent the law, making him an invaluable participant in gang activities. Actually, Robinson hasn't gone crooked at all; he's operating undercover, with the full knowledge of the city police inspector, in hopes of locating the "big boys" who've been financing the mob. His diligence costs him his life, but Robinson, with the help of bad-girl-gone-good Joan Blondell, busts the rackets wide open. Former crime reporter Martin Mooney was responsible for the story upon which Bullets or Ballots was based.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2020
UPC: 0883929712854
Original Release: 1936
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 5,820

Special Features

Commentary by Historian Dana Polan; 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, Theatrical Trailers; Featurette Gangster: The Immigrant's Hero; How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 10: Trouble Shots; Breakdowns of 1936: Studio Blooper Reel; Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Show with Robinson, Bogart and Mary Astor

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward G. Robinson Johnny Blake
Barton MacLane Al Kruger
Frank McHugh Herman
Joseph King Captain Dan McLaren
Humphrey Bogart Bugs Fenner
Joan Blondell Lee Morgan
Louise Beavers Nellie
Dick Purcell Driscoll
Gilbert Emery Thorndyke
Herbert Rawlinson Caldwell
George E. Stone Wires
Joseph Crehan Grand Jury Spokesman
Norman Willis Vinci
Frank Faylen Gatley
Ralph M. Remley Kelly
William Pawley Crail
Frank Bruno Proprietor
Wallace Gregory Lambert
Sol (Saul) Gorss Actor
Dutch Schlickenmeyer Actor
Jack Goodrich Cigar Clerk
Henry O'Neill Bryant
Rosalind Marquis Specialty
Victoria Vinton Ticket Seller
Addison Richards Announcer
Virginia Dabney Mary
Jack Gardner Man
Milt Kibbee Jury foreman
Alma Lloyd 1st Beauty Attendant
George Lloyd Man
Jerry Madden Kid
Herman Marks Man
Carlyle Moore Kruger's secretary
Anne Nagel Bank secretary
Eddie Shubert Truck driver
Harry Watson Kid
William "Wild Bill" Elliott Bank Secretary
Al Hill Man
Edwin Stanley Judge

Technical Credits
William Keighley Director
Louis Edelman Producer
Oliver S. Garretson Sound/Sound Designer
Chuck Hansen Asst. Director
Fred Jackman Special Effects
Jack Killifer Editor
Warren Lynch Special Effects
Seton Miller Screenwriter
Hal Mohr Cinematographer
Martin E. Mooney Original Story
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer
Carl Jules Weyl Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bullets or Ballots
1. Credits [1:09]
2. Movie Racketeers [4:55]
3. Killer Headline [1:56]
4. Cut Down To Size [4:27]
5. Old Adversaries [3:07]
6. Warnings [4:46]
7. Department Cleanup [3:46]
8. Not in the Cards [5:56]
9. Making a Deal [3:44]
10. On the Inside [4:43]
11. Hurt Your Ears? [2:26]
12. Raiding the Rackets [1:55]
13. Company in Solitary [3:46]
14. In the Numbers [4:36]
15. Stepping Out of Line [2:58]
16. Breaking a Friend's Back [2:05]
17. The Last Move [3:05]
18. Al's Number Is Up [1:57]
19. Taking Charge [4:57]
20. Meeting the Bosses [2:22]
21. Telltale Sign [3:27]
22. Bullet for Bullet [4:04]
23. Caught in the Act [3:55]
24. Final Thought [1:22]
1. The Charge of the Light Brigade Theatrical Trailer [2:00]
1. Newsreel [2:11]
1. George Hall and His Orchestra [10:45]
1. I'm a Big Shot Now [7:08]

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