Underworld (1937)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  September 1937 (USA)
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A young college student falls under the influence of a murderous gambler.



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Credited cast:
Bee Freeman ...
Dinah Jackson
Sol Johnson ...
Paul Bronson
'Slick' Chester ...
LeRoy Giles
Ethel Moses ...
Evelyn Martin
Oscar Polk ...
Sam Brown
Lorenzo Tucker ...
Undetermined Role
Dotty Saulter ...
Undetermined Role (as Dottie Salters)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clara Bell Powell ...
Undetermined Role
Larry Seymour ...
Tim Sharkey


A young college student falls under the influence of a murderous gambler.

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The 53 Year Old Oscar Micheaux
30 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This adaptation of Edna Mae Baker's short story, 'Chicago After Midnight', is the equivalent of Hitchcock's adaptation of 'The Lady Vanishes', or DeMille's adaptation of 'Lafitte the Pirate' (better known as 'The Buccaneer'). They're not very good films, but at least 'Underworld' is presented from a black perspective.

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