1. Both movies were made at Warner Brothers.
2. Joan Blondell stars in both movies.
3. Bullets or Ballots was directed by William Keighley, who is credited as being a dialogue director for Footlight Parade.
4. A few costumes. If you look closely at some of the showgirls’ costumes during Joan Blondell’s first scene in Bullets or Ballots, some of them might look familiar from the “By a Waterfall” number in Footlight Parade.