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Underworld (1937)

Director: Oscar Micheaux

Writer(s): Edna Mae Baker (novel ‘Chicago After Midnight’)

Starring: Bee Freeman, Sol Johnson, ‘Slick’ Chester, Ethel Moses, Oscar Polk, Lorenzo Tucker, Dottie Salters, The Pope Sisters, Bobby Hargreaves, Larry Seymour, “Stringbeans”, Clara Bell Powell, Harlem’s Apache Chorus, The Six Sizzlers

Synopsis: Paul Bronson lusts after the decadent world of nightclubs and casinos. His strongest desires are reserved for the dangerously voluptuous Dinah Jackson, but this beautiful temptress is really the “property” of mob boss LeRoy Giles. When jealous LeRoy gets wind of Dinah’s cheating, he cuts off her money and kicks her out. An angry Dinah has LeRoy shot, and suspicion falls on Paul. Dinah is Paul’s only alibi – and his only hope of avoiding a long walk down death row.

Release Date: September 30, 1937 (USA) | Length: 95 min | Genre: Crime, Drama | Certificate: NR

Note: I didn’t find an official trailer for the film. Above is a preview.

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