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Underworld (1937)

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

Director:

Oscar Micheaux

Writer:

Edna Mae Baker (story "Chicago After Midnight")
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Cast

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

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

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Submundo See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Lucy, The Maid: Go ahead, evil woman. But if you call the police and tell them that lie, this will be the end of you. The Lord don't like ugly, and He will punish you sure.
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Connections

Featured in American Experience: Midnight Ramble (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Never say 'Never Again' Again
Music and Lyrics by Harry M. Woods
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The 53 Year Old Oscar Micheaux
30 October 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee 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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