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Bullet Scars (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 7 March 1942 (USA)
Dr. Steven Bishop is taken to the hideout of Frank Dillon and his gang to treat the wounded Joe Madison. Joe's nurse sister Nora Madison is also taken. Dillon tells Bishop that if Joe dies,... See full summary »

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (original screen play), Charles Belden (based on an idea by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Regis Toomey ... Dr. Steven Bishop
Adele Longmire ... Nora Madison
Howard Da Silva ... Frank Dillon
Ben Welden ... Pills Davis
John Ridgely ... Hank O'Connor
Frank Wilcox ... Mike
Tod Andrews ... Joe Madison (as Michael Ames)
Hobart Bosworth ... Dr. Sidney Carter
Roland Drew ... Jake
Walter Brooke ... Trooper Walter Leary
Creighton Hale ... Jess, the Druggist
Hank Mann ... Gilly
Sol Gorss Sol Gorss ... Dude
Don Turner Don Turner ... Mitch
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Storyline

Dr. Steven Bishop is taken to the hideout of Frank Dillon and his gang to treat the wounded Joe Madison. Joe's nurse sister Nora Madison is also taken. Dillon tells Bishop that if Joe dies, he will be killed, but Bishop knows he will be either way. Joe dies, but Nora and Steve conceal it from Dillon and send a plea for help in a prescription that Bishop writes. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Death To The Last Of Gangdom's KILLERS!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cicatrices indelebles See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dr. Bishop's pay of $500/mo would equate to over $8,000/mo in 2018. See more »

Goofs

When Frank Dillon and his gang run Dr. Bishop off the road, their two cars come to a stop up against each other, with Frank's car slightly ahead. But, in the next shot, Frank and his gang easily open the doors on the car's right side with plenty of space to get out and the two cars are about even. See more »

Connections

Edited from Dr. Socrates (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Shadow Waltz
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Hummed by Ben Welden as he dances with the skeleton
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B-Movie Master Lederman and Another Violent Finale
27 September 2014 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Ultra-Short but Long on Entertainment, this is Another Quickie from Director Lederman that Delivers a Sombre, Violent Story with a Shootout at the End that is just Bullet Crazy and Anticipated a Style that would Not Become Prevalent Until the Late Sixties and Continue to this Day.

Howard Da Silva is a Gangster that is a Psycho, but Loves His Bullet Scarred Pal that is On Life Support, Kept Alive by County Doctor Regis Toomey. Except for a Bit of Comedy Relief from a Pill Popping Goon, this is a Downbeat and Edgy B-Movie that is Exceptional.

The Climax is a Frenzied Free for All that Ends in a Blaze of Glory. Chalk Another One Up for the Prolific Director that Made Close to 300 Movies from the Early Days of Hollywood Silents and Ended with a Stint in TV. An Unknown Talent that Seemed to have an Unlimited Supply of Energy. The Same could be Said about Most of His Movies.


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