Underworld

  • 1937
  • 1 HR 09 MIN
  • NR
  • Crime

Johnson is a black man who has graduated from a southern college and heads to Chicago for a shot at success. He boards at a hotel which he soon discovers is a cover for a brothel. Freeman takes a liking to him and drags him into criminal activities. Johnson is backed into a corner when Freeman frames him for the murder of her lover. Freeman then goes out...read more

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Johnson is a black man who has graduated from a southern college and heads to Chicago for a shot at success. He boards at a hotel which he soon discovers is a cover for a brothel. Freeman takes a liking to him and drags him into criminal activities. Johnson is backed into a corner when

Freeman frames him for the murder of her lover. Freeman then goes out on a drinking spree and is hit by a train, thereby destroying Johnson's only alibi. He is saved from certain prosecution by a last-minute witness who testifies on Johnson's behalf. A bleak look at city life which differs from

other crime stories only in its all-black cast. Features Oscar Polk who later played "Pork" in GONE WITH THE WIND.

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  • Review: Johnson is a black man who has graduated from a southern college and heads to Chicago for a shot at success. He boards at a hotel which he soon discovers is a cover for a brothel. Freeman takes a liking to him and drags him into criminal activities. Johnso… (more)

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