Monday, December 3, 2018

Gang Bullets (1938)

Big Bill Anderson (presumably he is just "Bill" on his birth certificate) is running crime in a small city and the DA Wayne (Charles Trowbridge) and his assistant Carter (Robert Kent) seem unable to get the better of Anderson (Morgan Wallace) who has a perfect handle on the law.

The DA comes under increasing pressure as Big Bill remains free, a mysterious writer called "Junius" causing extra trouble by accusing the DA as being in Big Bill's pocket. Carter is especially desperate about the affair as he can't marry the DA's daughter (Anne Nagel) while Big Bill remains free. Is it time for desperate measures?

Although a bit slow at times this is an interesting crime drama with an involving and intelligent plot especially showing how criminals could use loopholes in the law to run rings around the police and courts.