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|Directed by||D. Ross Lederman|
|Screenplay by||Robert E. Kent|
|Based on||an idea by Charles Belden|
and Sy Bartlett
|Produced by||no credit|
|Cinematography||Ted McCord, A.S.C.|
|Edited by||James Gibbon|
|Music by||Howard Jackson|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.|
Gangster Frank Dillon (Howard Da Silva) is on the run with his gang after a bank robbery in which one of them, Joe Madison (Michael Ames), is badly wounded. The gang stops at a doctor's office but, when the doctor tries to call the police about the gunshot wound, Dillon kills him.
Dillon holes up in a lodge and sends for Nurse Nora Madison (Adele Longmire), who comes because she is Joe's sister. Knowing she doesn't have the skill to treat her brother, she insists on a real doctor. Dillon finds Dr Steven Bishop (Regis Toomey), who is preparing to leave for a research assignment. Dillon promises to build Dr Bishop a complete research lab and pay him $500 a month if only he'll stay and heal Joe. Bishop accepts, not realizing who Dillon is.
Bishop and Nora operate on Joe, who remains paralyzed and unable to speak. The two gradually become closer, to Dillon's displeasure, as he feels as if Nora belongs to him. Bishop gradually begins to understand who Dillon is and, when Joe dies, Nora explains that Dillon will now kill them both. They conceal Joe's death, and Bishop asks Dillon to send two members of the gang to the pharmacist for medicine. Bishop writes out a prescription in what he tells Dillon is pharmaceutical Latin, but is actually information about the gang's location.
The pharmacist calls the sheriff, who calls in state troopers, resulting in a climactic shootout in which the gang is wiped out, and Bishop and Nora find their happy ending.
- "AMUSEMENTS / Majestic Theatre" (The Daily Times, Beaver and Rochester, June 21, 1942, p.Four)
- "At Strand" (Lewiston Journal Magazine Section, July 3, 1942, p.A–5)
- "Addenda / Adele Longmire, the ingenue in Old Acquaintance on Broadway last season, will make her screen debut at Warners in Bullet Scars with Regis Toomey" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 17, 1941, p.29)
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