Bullets or Ballots

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Bullets or Ballots
Bullets or Ballots 1936 poster.jpg
1936 Theatrical Poster
Directed by William Keighley
Produced by Louis F. Edelman (uncredited)
Written by Seton I. Miller
Martin Mooney
Starring Edward G. Robinson
Joan Blondell
Barton MacLane
Humphrey Bogart
Cinematography Hal Mohr
Edited by Jack Killifer
Release dates June 6, 1936
Running time 82 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Bullets or Ballots is a 1936 gangster film starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane and Humphrey Bogart. Robinson plays a police detective who infiltrates a crime gang. This is the first of several films featuring both Robinson and Bogart.

Robinson's character, "Johnny Blake," was based on Johnny Broderick, a noted New York City detective.[1]


Adaptations to Other Media[edit]

Bullets or Ballots was adapted as a one-hour radio play on the April 17, 1939 broadcast of Lux Radio Theater with Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor and Humphrey Bogart.


  1. ^ "John Broderick is Dead at 72; Renowned as Tough Detective". The New York Times. January 18, 1966. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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