The Underworld Story

Crime reporter Mike Reese has a nose for news and an eager hand for money in return for spinning the truth. But after trying to cash in on a story involving a maid accused of a society murder, he ultimately finds the courage to reveal the truth.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 7, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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User Ratings: 35
Rating: A- -- Underrated gem. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 31, 2010
It has a kind of Jacobean wildness to its plot twists, and some acting that borders on the hysterical. Full Review
The New York Review of Books
Aug 13, 2018

Description by OLDIES.com:

Crime reporter Mike Reese (Dan Duryea) has a nose for news... and an eager hand under the table in return for spinning the truth in favor of moneyed perps. But after he tries to cash in on a story involving a maid accused of a society murder, Reese ultimately finds the courage to reveal the truth and make amends for his tainted past. One of this noirish film's lines of dialogue refers to ancestral witch burnings. Intentionally or not, the line underscores the imminent blacklisting of The Underworld Story's costar Howard da Silva plus the director and the screenwriter. The intriguing story is by Craig Rice, the famed female mystery writer of the 1940s and '50s who was the cover-story subject of Time's January 28, 1946 issue.

Product Description:

A smalltown newspaper reporter uncovers corruption in the community.

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  • UPC: 883316276594
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