Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Mike Hallett (Barton MacLaine) is A Gentle Gangster in this satisfactory Republic programmer. A big shot during prohibition, Hallett quit the rackets back in 1923 when his future wife Ann (Molly Lamont) threatened to leave him. Twenty years later, Hallett and his former cohorts Steve (Dick Wessel) and Joe (Ray Teal) are living peaceful, respectable lives in a small town. But when gangster Hugo (Jack LaRue) tries to exert pressure on the local businessmen, the three former beer barons join forces to thwart the intruder. Originally 57 minutes, A Gentle Gangster was cut to 54 and then 48 minutes for TV release.
bad-guy-vs-bad-guy, family, gangster, going-straight, one-against-odds, past, town