Eyes of the Underworld (1929)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Gangster Film  |  
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A socialite gets involved with a newspaper expose in this crime melodrama produced by Universal. When Pat Doran (Bill Cody learns that the publisher father (Charles Clary) of his girlfriend has been murdered because of a series of articles exposing a crime ring, the wealthy sportsman takes matters into his own hands. Trailing the criminals to their hideout, Pat is captured and imprisoned on a deserted island. When all seem lost, Doran manages to free himself, and with the able assistance of his girlfriend (Sally Blane, the sister of Loretta Young), brings the criminals to justice. Eyes of the Underworld was one of several attempts by B-Western star Cody to change his image. The Western field had become overpopulated by the late '20s, and Cody wanted to secure himself a future in films. The attempt proved unsuccessful and he returned to low-caliber horse operas.

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capture, daughter, escape, evidence, gangster, hideout, house, incrimination, investigation, justice, killing, murder, newspaper, publisher, underworld