A historical television series that focuses on the impact of the Underground Railroad during the 19th century, "Underground" offers viewers a message of social progress that's just as relevant in 2017.
A yachting party of rich socialites sailing from Shanghai falls into the hand of a mutineering crew, and are subsequently at the mercy of the merciless whims of a half-mad ship's steward who has gained control of the water supply. That is with the exception of Lady Daley who is quite indifferent to the whole affair. Written by
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That's the sound that this ancient maritime drama makes as it meanders through it's less than exciting hour long running time. Set on a transoceanic trip from Shanghai to San Francisco, the film stars Kay Johnson, Conrad Nagel, and Zeffie Tilbury as a group of incredibly annoying passengers who end up under the thumb of evil steward Louis Wolheim, who seems to be channeling the spirit of a very dumb and quite drunk Wallace Beery. There's some scratchy stock footage of Chinese villagers to help set the scene and a bizarre (and pointless) rendition of Singin' In the Rain performed by a band of Asian men in coolie hats. This badly recorded, crude early talkie will put most viewers to sleep.
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