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Eyes of the Underworld (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 2 October 1942 (USA)
Blackmail and murder in a tale of an auto-theft ring.

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Roy William Neill
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Cast overview:
Richard Dix ... Police Chief Richard Bryan
Wendy Barrie ... Betty Standing
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Benny (as Lon Chaney)
Lloyd Corrigan ... J.C. Thomas
Don Porter ... Edward Jason
Billy Lee ... Mickey Bryan
Marc Lawrence ... Gordon Finch
Edward Pawley ... Lance Merlin
Joseph Crehan ... Kirby - Assistant Police Chief
Wade Boteler ... Sgt. Clancy
Steve Pendleton ... Hub Gelsey (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Mike Raffetto Mike Raffetto ... Fred - District Attorney
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Blackmail and murder in a tale of an auto-theft ring.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminals of the Underworld See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Cool off, cookie. You ain't going no place."
1 July 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Enjoyable programmer from Universal starring iron-jawed Richard Dix as an ex-con-turned-police chief who sets out to bust up a car theft ring and gets framed for his efforts. Don Porter plays a special investigator who inadvertently helps with the frame-up, then tries to save the day. Wendy Barrie is Dix's secretary. She's in love with him but he pushes her away on account of his past. Porter's got a thing for Barrie but she's all about that Dix. Lon Chaney, Jr. plays Dix's friend, a dimwitted brute willing to do whatever it takes to help a pal out. This includes torture in one gripping scene. Despite starring in horror films for Universal around this time, Chaney only has a supporting part here (but he makes the most of it). The rest of the cast includes Marc Lawrence, Lloyd Corrigan, Joseph Crehan, and Edward Pawley. Fast-moving B picture with solid direction from Roy William Neill. Nothing exceptional but a good time-passer. Worth a look, if nothing else, for Chaney's performance and that awesome shootout/fight scene near the end. Chaney's character is positively superhuman! He also has one of my favorite movie lines when he's about to torture the bad guy: "You're gonna live a long time in the next few minutes."


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