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Frank Taylor (Humphrey Bogart) believes he is about to be made foreman of the factory he works in. When the job goes to a Polish-born worker instead, Frank is enraged and decides to join a local organization that persecutes immigrants. Known as the Black Legion, the clandestine hate group uses scare tactics to help Frank get his promotion. However, his involvement with the Legion has dire effects on his marriage and jeopardizes the life of his best friend, Ed (Dick Foran).

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  • Jul 04, 2020
    This film deserves more attention when talking about Humphrey Bogart's canon of work. He shows an impressive range here... from hopeful middle class blue collar worker and family man, to bitter, dangerous bigot who gets involved with a KKK-type organization. This 1937 movie is, unfortunately, still relevant today.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2017
    Not a great movie, but still an undeniably important piece of anti-fascist American cinema.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2010
    This movie is a realistic, but boring drama about a man who joins the kkk because he looses his job and blames it on foreigners. He later realizes it was a bad idea when he kills his friend. It's a pretty simple story, and Bogart does give a good performance, but it's not all that interesting.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 07, 2009
    Black Legion is one of the 30s Warner Bros. movies that had to have been based off a newspaper or magazine article and played up with a heavy-handed but relevant message. The story's kind of silly in an exaggerated (even if it is just) way and Humphrey Bogart's acting is a bit hokey (although not as bad as the kid who played his son.) You're never going to find Black Legion on any essential Bogart list but It's not a bad watch considering he's not playing a gangster before he became a leading man.
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