Bullet Scars (1942)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Docudrama  |   Release Date - Mar 7, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although Warner Bros. "officially" disbanded its B-picture unit in 1941, the studio continued to grind out lower-berth features for the next three years. One of these was Bullet Scars, which had the look of a 1930s gangster meller which somehow escaped filming at the time of its inception. Decked out with a lavish toupee, Regis Toomey stars as country doctor Steven Bishop, who is strongarmed into operating on wounded bank robber Joe Madison (Michael Ames) without reporting the wound to the cops. Coerced into assisting Bishop is trained nurse Nora (Adele Longmir), who happens to be Madison's sister. Falling in love with Dr. Bishop, Nora helps him sneak a message to the cops, and the result is a noisy climactic shootout (pieced together with a handful of new shots and stock footage from earlier Warners epics). Variety was understating the case when it described Bullet Scars as "a very unpleasant film."

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rescue, blackmail, bomb, brother, doctor/nurse, drugs, guilt, kidnapping, on-the-run, orphan, police, surgery, victim, war, weapons