Underground (1941)





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In this suspenser, Jeffrey Lynn plays an impressionable young European who is intoxicated by the "glories" of National Socialism. Lynn's brother, Philip Dorn, is on the opposite side of the fence. Initially scornful of his brother's activities, Lynn soon learns that Hitler isn't the saint he believed him to be.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Warner Bros.


Jeffrey Lynn
as Kurt Franken
Philip Dorn
as Eric Franken
Kaaren Verne
as Sylvia Helmuth
Peter Whitney
as Alex Schumann, Underground Member
Mona Maris
as Fraulein Gessner
Erwin Kalser
as Dr. Franken
Ilka Gruning
as Frau Franken
Frank Reicher
as Prof. Baumer
Egon Brecher
as Herr Director
Ludwig Stossel
as Herr Muller
Hans Schumm
as Heller's Aide
Roland Varno
as Ernst Demmler
Lotte Palfi
as Greta Rolf
Lisa Golm
as Ella
Roland Drew
as Gestapo
Edith Angold
as Cashier
Lionel Royce
as Captain
Rudolph Anders
as Official
Carl Ottmar
as Official
Paul Panzer
as Janitor
Willy Kaufman
as Customer
Hans Wollenberger
as News Vendor
Lester Alden
as Herr Krantz
Will Kaufman
as Customer
John Piffle
as Herr Mazel
Ernö Verebes
as Head Waiter
Hans Conried
as Herman
Edit Angold
as Cashier
William Von Brincken
as Capt. Bornsdorff
Norbert Schiller
as Blind Man
Louis Alden
as Attendant
Gretl Sherk
as Landlady
Arno Frey
as Guard
Walter Bonn
as Lieutenant
Rolf Landau
as Radio Man
Crane Whitley
as Gestapo Man
Henry Victor
as Gestapo Man
Hans Von Morhart
as Gestapo Man
Otto Reichow
as Gestapo Man
Bob Stevenson
as Gestapo Man
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Critic Reviews for Underground

All Critics (1)

Solid war drama.

Full Review… | April 18, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Underground

It was surprising how well this film captured the cruel treatment that the Nazis SS soldiers did to people in order to get the answers they desired. They would go so deep in cruelty that eventual the innocent victims would turn into the Nazi's enemy. This film also presents the significance and power which radio can play. I like the use of shadows and lighting in this film. I like how shadows are used while the radio announcer is speaking. It is a good propaganda film made for it's time. The ending has a very strong emotional climax. This film shows how significant and the power role to which the underground could play even by the middle of 1941. this also shows who could be in the underground and their motivations for joining.


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