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Josef von Sternberg United States, 1927

Dave's rating of the film Underworld

Not von Sternberg's best, but still a very good film, solidifying many of the familiar archetypes and storylines of gangster movies for years to come. While the story may not be as compelling as some of von Sternberg's best, the artistry is still evident for all to see - just watch the sequence when a drunken Bull Weed stumbles to the aid of his girlfriend. It just _looks_ like a von Sternberg sequence.