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Law of the Underworld (1938)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 6 May 1938 (USA)
A respected citizen with secret ties to the local mob is faced with revealing his criminal connections to save two innocent people from execution.

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A respected citizen with secret ties to the local mob is faced with revealing his criminal connections to save two innocent people from execution. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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No publication of the short story, "The Lost Game," by John B. Hymer and Samuel Shipman has been found. It is, however, listed onscreen as the source of the movie. Their play, "Crime," based on the story, opened in New York City, New York, USA on 22 February 1927 and closed in August 1927 after 186 performances. It was produced by A.H. Woods and the opening night cast (with their character names) included Chester Morris (Rocky), James Rennie (Eugene), Douglass Montgomery (Tommy Brown), Sylvia Sidney (Annabelle Porter), Kay Johnson (Dorothy Palmer), Barbara Barondess and Jack La Rue. See more »

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Version of The Pay-Off (1930) See more »

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Yours Alone
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Sung by Lee Patrick at the nightclub
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crap Actor
14 January 2013 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

The absolute worst part about this movie, besides the awful dialog, is the performance by Eduardo Cianelli. What a crap actor he was. He really sucked. He has a stupid accent. He acts like a bad ass but is really a pussy. His acting isn't good. I just keep writing because I need ten lines on order to get published. Eduardo Cianelli was a horrible actor. I don't see how he got an acting job. He was a really bad actor. I have to keep writing to get 10 lines of text. The premise behind the movie was OK but the writing and dialog was really bad. there were some other crap actors in the movie too, like the old dried up blonde who played rocky's girlfriend. She was nasty looking and not a good actress. did people really talk the way they do in these old movies?


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