Cinema: The New Pictures: Jun. 10, 1935

Let 'Em Have It (Reliance). When Tsar Will Hays discouraged gangster pictures in 1931, Hollywood, appalled, began trying to think up a substitute. After four years, it occurred to Warner Brothers to make a picture dramatizing not gangs but their enemy, the Law. Dazzled by the brilliance of this inspiration as expressed in G Men (TIME, May 13), other producers promptly set about copying it. Let 'Em Have It is the second of six films about Department of Justice agents now finished, in production or scheduled for next season.

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