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Eyes of the Underworld (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 2 October 1942 (USA)
Blackmail and murder in a tale of an auto-theft ring.

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J.C. Thomas
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Mickey Bryan
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Gordon Finch
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Blackmail and murder in a tale of an auto-theft ring.

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Criminals of the Underworld  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Nice Gem of a Film
8 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film I enjoyed quite a bit. It's refreshing to see Lon Chaney in a role outside of the Horror genre. He plays Benny in "Eyes of the Underworld" (aka "Criminals of the Underworld"). Benny will remind you a little bit of Lenny (Of Mice and Men 1939) in a round about way - mainly the voice at times but is completely different.

Don Porter also stars as Edward Jason. Porter is good - well known for his role as Professor Russell Lawrence.

If you like and are looking for a fairly good film-noir of the 40s then you should like "Eyes of the Underworld" - it's better than I guessed it would be. Loved the ending - very cute... leaves you laughing.

8/10


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