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Black Legion (1937)

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83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.
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Director
Archie Mayo (as Archie L. Mayo)
Writers
Abem Finkel (screen play) | William Wister Haines (screen play) | Robert Lord (story)
Cinematographer
George Barnes (photography)
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Release date
Jan 30, 1937 (United States)

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51 cast members
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Dick Foran
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Ann Sheridan
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Helen Flint
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Joe Sawyer
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Alonzo Price
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Paul Harvey
Billings Billings   See fewer
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Dickie Jones
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Samuel S. Hinds
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Dorothy Vaughan
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Henry Brandon
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Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Barham Barham   See fewer
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Egon Brecher
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Don Barclay
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Joseph Crehan
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Paul Graetz
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Robert Barrat
Brown (uncredited) Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Berkes
Convicted Black Legion Member (uncredited) Convicted Black Legion Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Bliss
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John Butler
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Eddy Chandler
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noble 'Kid' Chissell
Legion Member (uncredited) Legion Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Man in Drugstore (uncredited) Man in Drugstore (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Haines
Man Leaving Theatre (uncredited) Man Leaving Theatre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Jeffers
Worker (uncredited) Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 2,299 votes