The Underworld Story (1950)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Release Date - Jul 26, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Written by murder-mystery specialist Craig Rice, The Underworld Story concerns a corrupt newspaperman (Dan Duryea), who is in the pocket of a gangster (Howard da Silva). When he's fired by a big-city paper, the newsman buys an interest in a small-town weekly. It is while thus occupying that man reforms, devoting himself to clearing a black woman falsely accused of murder. Gale Storm co-stars as Duryea's assistant, who helps him expose an intricate and insidious conspiracy of silence.

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corruption, false-accusation, frame-up, gangster, journalism, killing, murder, newspaper, publisher, reporter, small-town