Underworld (1927)

Director
Josef von Sternberg

Main cast
George Bancroft; Evelyn Brent; Clive Brook; Fred Kohler; Helen Lynch

Genres
Drama, Crime

Description
Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.


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