Under-Cover Man

Under Cover Man is a 1932 American pre-Code crime film directed by James Flood and starring George Raft and Nancy Carroll.[1]

Under-Cover Man
Directed byJames Flood
Written byThomson Burtis
Francis Edward Faragoh
Garrett Fort
Based onnovel by John Wilstach
StarringGeorge Raft
Nancy Carroll
CinematographyVictor Milner
Paramount Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 2, 1932 (1932-12-02)
CountryUnited States


Criminal Nick Darrow goes undercover to get the gangsters who killed his father. He teams up with Lora, the sister of Jimmy, a man who was killed by the same people.



The film was based on a novel by journalist John Wilstach which was published in 1931. The New York Times says "the book keeps pace with this morning's edition fairly well. Mr Wilstach merely blocks his crooks out in the rough. He lets action speak louder than style. There is a rather tarnished love interest. But the crookery is exciting."[2]

Filming took place in October 1932.[3] It was called "Raft's first important personal assignment."[4]


The Los Angeles Times called it "exciting and those who like this kind of entertainment will make no mistake to see it."[5]


  1. Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013, page 34.
  2. Under-Cover Workers New York Times 12 July 1931: BR4.
  3. PICTURES AND PLAYERS IN HOLLYWOOD New York Times 9 Oct 1932: X5.
  4. They All Meet in Hollywood Los Angeles Times 4 Dec 1932: B17.
  5. RACKETEERS AT IT AGAIN: "Under-Cover Man" Opens at Paramount Theater With George Raft in Featured Role Scott, John. Los Angeles Times 6 Dec 1932: A7.

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