King of the Underworld Poster

Release Date: 1939

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
Dr. Niles Nelson (John Eldredge) works in private practice as the on-call doctor for ruthless crime kingpin Joe Gurney (Humphrey Bogart). In the midst of a shoot-out that leads to Gurney's arrest, an errant bullet kills Nelson as he treats the wounded. When the police begin investigating his wife, Dr. Carole Nelson (Kay Francis), the attention ruins her career. Desperate to reclaim her life, Carole skips town and struggles both to clear her name and to avenge her husband's death.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson, John Eldredge, Jessie Busley, Arthur Aylesworth, Raymond Brown, Harland Tucker

Director: Lewis Seiler

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: 1930s, Melodramatic, Police officer, Murder, Small town, Marriage, Revenge, Police station, Fall, Suspenseful, Doctor, Tense, Prison, Quest