King of the Underworld

Don't Kill This Killer! Bring Him Back Alive!

Categories: Romance, Crime, Drama
Niles and Carol Nelson are married doctors who save one of ganglord Gurney’s men. Gurney exploits them, then kills Niles leaving Carol to take the fall. He next kidnaps writer Bill Forrest to write his biography. Knowing Bill will be killed when the biography is finished, Carol takes matters into her own hands.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1939-01-14
Run time: 67 minute / 1:7
Director: Lewis Seiler
Writers: Vincent Sherman, George Bricker.
Production Company : Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Humphrey Bogart
as Joe Gurney
Kay Francis
as Dr. Carole Nelson
James Stephenson
as Bill Stevens
John Eldredge
as Dr. Niles Nelson
Jessie Busley
as Aunt Josephine
Arthur Aylesworth
as Dr. Sanders
Raymond Brown
as Sheriff
Harland Tucker
as Mr. Ames
Ralph Remley
as Mr. Robert
Charley Foy
as Slick
Murray Alper
as Eddie
Joe Devlin
as Porky
Elliott Sullivan
as Mugsy
Alan Davis
as Pete
John Harmon
as Slats
John Ridgely
as Jerry
Richard Bond
as Interne
Pierre Watkin
as District Attorney
Charles Trowbridge
as Dr. Ryan
Edwin Stanley
as Dr. Jacobs
Sherwood Bailey
as Boy
Clem Bevans
as Villager #3
Sidney Bracey
as Bert - the Farmer
Frank Bruno
as Gangster
Nat Carr
as Second Villager
Glen Cavender
as Deputy Shooting Bill
Edgar Dearing
as Police Detective
Edgar Dearing
as First Policeman
William Gould
as Chief of Police
John Harron
as G-Man
Lew Harvey
as Chic - a Gangster
Herbert Heywood
as Clem
Max Hoffman Jr.
as Second Policeman
Stuart Holmes
as Doorman
Mickey Kuhn
as Young Boy
Al Lloyd
as Drug Store Clerk
Paul M. MacWilliams
as Anaesthetist
Jack Mower
as G-Man
Jimmy O'Gatty
as Gangster
Paul Panzer
as Gangster
Richard Quine
as Medical Student
John J. Richardson
as Townsman Running
Ann Robinson
as Second Nurse
Cliff Saum
as Gangster
Janet Shaw
as Blonde Nurse
Carl Stockdale
as First Villager
Doc Stone
as Gangster
Charles Sullivan
as Gangster
Lottie Williams
as Farmer's Wife
Tom Wilson
as Deputy
Costume & Make-Up
Orry-Kelly Costume Design

Sidney Hickox Director of Photography

Leo F. Forbstein Music Director

Vincent Sherman Screenplay

Heinz Roemheld Original Music Composer

Bryan Foy Associate Producer

W.R. Burnett Story

Lewis Seiler Director

George Bricker Screenplay

Frank Heath Assistant Director

Everett Alton Brown Sound

Tenny Wright Production Manager

Charles Novi Art Direction

Frank DeWar Editor

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