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Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | March 1961 (USA)
A teenager who witnesses the murder of his father vows to exact revenge on the four mobsters involved in the killing.

Director:

Samuel Fuller

Writer:

Samuel Fuller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cliff Robertson ... Tolly Devlin
Dolores Dorn ... Cuddles
Beatrice Kay Beatrice Kay ... Sandy
Paul Dubov Paul Dubov ... Gela
Robert Emhardt ... Earl Connors
Larry Gates ... John Driscoll
Richard Rust ... Gus Cottahee
Gerald Milton Gerald Milton ... Gunther
Allan Gruener Allan Gruener ... Smith
David Kent ... Tolly - Aged 14
Tina Pine Tina Pine ... Woman (as Tina Rome)
Sally Mills Sally Mills ... Connie Fowler
Robert P. Lieb Robert P. Lieb ... Officer
Neyle Morrow ... Barney
Henry Norell Henry Norell ... Prison Dr. Meredeth
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Storyline

Fourteen-year-old Tolly Devlin sees four hoods beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the killers have risen to the top of the crime syndicate and Tolly has a plan for revenge. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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The Threat To a Nation! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1961 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Globe Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Hanging on the wall in Driscoll's office is a certificate bearing the symbol of the U.S. Army's First Infantry Division - the unit that Samuel Fuller served in during World War II and depicted in his 1980 film, The Big Red One (1980). The same typestyle for the infantry's numeral "1" is also featured in a reading-campaign poster in front of National Accounts, the gangster headquarters building. See more »

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Quotes

Sandy: Why don't you take a good look at yourself. What do you see? A doctor? A scientist? A businessman? You see a scar-faced ex-con. A two-bit safecracker. A petty thief who don't know when he really made the big time. Where do you come off to blast her? No matter what she's been, what she's done. She's a giant! And you wanna know why? Well, I'll tell ya. Because she sees something in you worth saving. If only one tenth of one percent of all the good in her could rub off on you, you'd be a giant, ...
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Soundtracks

The Anniversary Waltz
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Written by Dave Franklin and Al Dubin
Hummed by Mrs Farrar when Tolly visits her
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Man seeks revenge on mobsters who murdered his father
4 August 1999 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

When a young boy witnesses the murder of his father he vows to revenge his death. After reaching manhood he joins the organization that the killers preside over with the intention of fulfilling his death wish. Good action and dialogue kept this story moving right along, even though it was a little corny and the ending was predictable.


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