Law of the Underworld

Law of the Underworld is a 1938 American drama film directed by Lew Landers and written by Bert Granet and Edmund L. Hartmann. The film stars Chester Morris, Anne Shirley, Eduardo Ciannelli, Walter Abel and Richard Bond. The film was released on May 6, 1938, by RKO Pictures.[1][2]

Law of the Underworld
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLew Landers
Produced byRobert Sisk
Screenplay byBert Granet
Edmund L. Hartmann
Story byJohn B. Hymer
Samuel Shipman
Based onCrime (play)
by John B. Hymer
Samuel Shipman
StarringChester Morris
Anne Shirley
Eduardo Ciannelli
Walter Abel
Richard Bond
Music byNathaniel Shilkret
Roy Webb
CinematographyNicholas Musuraca
Edited byTed Cheesman
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • May 6, 1938 (1938-05-06)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States


A respected citizen with secret ties to the local mob is faced with revealing his criminal connections to save two innocent people from execution.



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