Bars of Hate(November 1, 1935)
Released on November 1, 1935: The D.A., a pickpocket and the sister of a condemned man are chased by gangsters as they all try to reach the Governor before the girl's innocent brother is put to death.
Directed by Albert Herman
Written by Peter B. Kyne and Al Martin.
The Actors: Regis Toomey (Ted Clark, District Attorney), Sheila Terry (Ann Dawson), Molly O'Day (Gertie), 'Snub' Pollard (pickpocket Danny), Robert Warwick (the Governor), Fuzzy Knight (Montague), Gordon Griffith (Jim Grant), Arthur Loft (henchman Gilroy), John Elliott (the Sheriff), John Cowell (henchman Clem).
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Gangsters, Girls and Guns
If you are an old movie fan I'm sure that you know Regis Toomey, but if not this is a good gangster adventure to get to know him. Born of Irish parents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania he studied in college to become a lawyer, but the acting bug got in him and he became one of Hollywood's finest 'good guys.' He was often cast as a policeman in movies and television shows, and in this gangster action thriller he is the District Attorney who jumps from one car to another and starts fighting with three henchmen trying to kidnap a young girl. Before that he picks up a pick pocket who has just grabbed the young girl's purse, and is chased by a motorcycle cop through the city streets. Regis Toomey isn't usually this bold in his movies, but in this one he is not shy about fighting with the gangsters, even when they have a gun on him. But even with his active fighting style you will immediately recognize his wonderfully friendly personality, and that personality is the real Regis Toomey, as you will see in all of his movies and television shows. You can watch him with another native of Pittsburgh, Dick Powell in the Four Star Playhouse television episode The Stacked Deck, or on the 1954-55 Mickey Rooney sit-com Hey Mulligan, or of course you can check out his other movies on this site here: Regis Toomey Movies. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter and enjoy the show.
Regis Toomey as District Attorney Ted Clark
Fuzzy Knight as safe cracker henchman Montague
Gordon Griffith as gangster Jim Grant
Gordon Griffith holds D.A. Ted Clark at gunpoint
Gordon Griffith holds Robert Warwick at gunpoint
Gordon Griffith as gangster Jim Grant, holds Robert Warwick hostage
John Crowel as henchman Clem in Bars of Hate
Snub Pollard and Molly O'Day spot the gangsters at the resort front desk
Molly O'Day and Snub Pollard in Bars of Hate
Molly O'Day as resort maid Gertie
Regis Toomey and Sheila Terry in Bars of Hate
Snub Pollard and Regis Toomey get stopped by a motorcycle policeman
Robert Warwick and Regis Toomey in Bars of Hate
Robert Warwick as the Governor in Bars of Hate
Sheila Terry as Ann Dawson in Bars of Hate
Snub Pollard as pick pocket Danny in Bars of Hate
Snub Pollard and Molly O'Day decide to get married
Snub Pollard meets Molly O'Day in Bars of Hate
Snub Pollard gets ready to open the safe as Sheila Terry looks on
Snub Pollard, dressed as a woman, leads the gangsters on a merry chase