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Law of the Underworld (1938)

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When two lovers are framed for a jewelry store robbery in which the clerk was killed, the only person capable of saving them from the death penalty is the gangster who actually committed the crime. A remake of the 1930 thriller The Pay Off, Law of the Underworld tells the tale of Shirley and Bond, two young lovers who are about to be swept up in circumstances beyond their control. On the surface Morris is a respectable citizen, the perfect cover for a career criminal. When Morris frames Shirley and Bond for a violent jewelry store robbery, the lovebirds are arrested and sentenced to death. Morris may be a criminal, but is he really willing to let two innocent people die for his crime, or will his conscience finally get the best of him at the last minute?

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Anne Shirley
as Annabelle Porter
Richard Bond
as Tommy Brown
Chester Morris
as Gene Fillmore
Walter Abel
as Warren Rogers
Lee Patrick
as Dorothy Palmer
Frank M. Thomas
as Capt. Gargan
Florence Lake
as Mrs. Winters
Cecil Kellaway
as Phillips, Fillmore Butler
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