Underground

Underground

Director: Vincent Sherman Cast: Jeffrey Lynn, Philip Dorn, Kaaren Verne

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Overview

Underground is an average Warner Bros. suspenser, given a boost by its unrelenting portrayal of Nazis as verminous scum--several months before America's entry into World War II. 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 as an announcer for an underground Resistance radio station. At first scornful of his brother's activities, Lynn soon learns that Hitler isn't the saint he believed him to be--especially after several of his friends are liquidated by the Gestapo. Lynn belatedly joins his brother's cause and, at the cost of his own life, helps the Resistance thwart a band of fifth columnists. Underground is a solid piece of film craftsmanship, lacking only the big star names that would have made it a box-office hit.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827247127
Original Release: 1941
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 18,898

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeffrey Lynn Kurt Franken
Philip Dorn Eric Franken
Kaaren Verne Sylvia Helmuth
Mona Maris Fraulein Gessner
Frank Reicher Prof. Baumer
Peter Whitney Alex
Martin Kosleck Heller
Erwin Kalser Dr. Franken
Ilka Gruning Frau Kranken
Egon Brecher Herr Director
Ludwig Stossel Herr Muller
Hans Schumm Heller's Aide
Wolfgang Zilzer Hoffman
Henry Brandon Rolf
Lotte Palfi Greta Rolf
Lisa Golm Ella
Louis Arco Otto
Roland Drew Gestapo
Rudolph Anders Actor
Edith Angold Cashier
Walter Bonn Lieutenant
Glen Cavender Man
Hans Conried Herman
Arno Frey Guard
Frederick Giermann Actor
Ludwig Hardt Clerk
Ernst Hausman Rudd
David Hoffman Willi
Will Kaufman Customer
Paul Panzer Janitor
Otto Reichow Actor
Henry Rowland Paul
Lionel Royce Captain
Norbert Schiller Blind Man
Bob Stevenson Gestapo Man
Roland Varno Ernst Demmler
Erno Verebes Head Waiter
Henry Victor Actor
William Von Brincken Capt. Bornsdorff
Hans Von Morhart Actor
Crane Whitley Actor
John Piffle Herr Mazel

Technical Credits
Vincent Sherman Director
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Oliver H.P. Garrett Original Story
Charles Grayson Screenwriter
Sidney Hickox Cinematographer
William Jacobs Producer
Edwin Justus Mayer Original Story
Charles Novi Art Director
Thomas Pratt Editor
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Jack L. Warner Producer

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