Law of the Underworld

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Law of the Underworld
Law of the Underworld poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lew Landers
Screenplay by Bert Granet
Edmund L. Hartmann
Story byJohn B. Hymer
Samuel Shipman
Based onCrime (play)
by John B. Hymer
Samuel Shipman
Produced byRobert Sisk
Starring Chester Morris
Anne Shirley
Eduardo Ciannelli
Walter Abel
Richard Bond
Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca
Edited byTed Cheesman
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
Roy Webb
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • May 6, 1938 (1938-05-06)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States

Law of the Underworld is a 1938 American drama film directed by Lew Landers and written by Bert Granet and Edmund L. Hartmann. The film stars Chester Morris, Anne Shirley, Eduardo Ciannelli, Walter Abel and Richard Bond. The film was released on May 6, 1938, by RKO Pictures. [1] [2]



A respected citizen with secret ties to the local mob is faced with revealing his criminal connections to save two innocent people from execution.


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