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Uniform Title Underworld (Motion picture : 1927)
Title Underworld [videorecording] / A Paramount Picture ; Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present ; a Hector Turnbull production ; Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation ; associate producer, B.P. Schulberg ; directed by Josef von Sternberg ; story by Ben Hecht ; adaptation by Charles Furthmann ; screen play by Robert N. Lee.

Imprint [United States] : Criterion Collection, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
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Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Series Criterion collection ; 529
Criterion collection ; 528 (set)
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 528.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 529.
System Details DVD ; region 1, NTSC ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby digital stereo.
Language Silent film with English intertitles and accompanying musical score.
Cast Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, George Bancroft, Fred Kohler, Helen Lynch, Larry Semon, Jerry Mandy.
Credits Photographed by Bert Glennon ; editor-in-chief, E. Lloyd Sheldon ; titles by George Marion, Jr.
Summary A gangster's jealous nature toward his girlfriend gets him in trouble, first with a rival gang, then with the cops.
Contents Special features: Choice of two scores : One composed and conducted by Robert Israel for The Criterion Collection in 2010, the other composed and performed by Alloy Orchestra (premiered at the 2007 New York Film Festival) ; Underworld: how it came to be (ca. 36 min. ; written, directed and narrated by Janet Bergstrom, ©2010, The Criterion Collection).
Note Originally produced in 1927 as a silent motion picture.
Released as part of the box set: 3 silent classics by Josef Von Sternberg.
Awards Winner, Best Writing, Original Story (Ben Hecht), 1929 Academy Awards (USA).
Subject Gangsters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Gangsters -- Drama.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Illinois -- Drama.
Criminals -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Organized crime -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Gangster films.
Silent films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Crime films.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Von Sternberg, Josef, 1894-1969. Director.
Zukor, Adolph, 1873-1976. Producer.
Lasky, Jesse L., 1880-1958. Producer.
Turnbull, Hector. Producer.
Schulberg, B. P., 1892-1957. Producer.
Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964. Screenwriter.
Furthman, Charles, 1884-1936. Adapter.
Lee, Robert N. (Robert Nelson), 1890-1964. Screenwriter.
Brook, Clive, 1887-1974. Actor.
Brent, Evelyn, 1899-1975. Actor.
Bancroft, George, 1882-1956. Actor.
Kohler, Fred, 1888-1938. Actor.
Lynch, Helen, 1900-1965. Actor.
Semon, Larry, 1889-1928. Actor.
Mandy, Jerry, 1892-1945. Actor.
Glennon, Bert. Cinematographer.
Sheldon, E. Lloyd (Eugene Lloyd), 1886-1957. Film editor.
Marion, George, 1899-1968. Author.
Israel, Robert, 1963- Composer.
Bergstrom, Janet, 1946-
Alloy Orchestra.
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Originally released as part of the box set: 3 silent classics by Josef Von Sternberg
Box set also known as: Three silent classics by Josef Von Sternberg
ISBN 9781604652925
9781604652901 (set)
160465290X (set)
Standard No. 715515059510 (set)
Music No. CC1909D The Criterion Collection
CC1908D Criterion Collection (set)

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