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King of the Underworld (1939) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Lewis Seiler and produced by Bryan Foy.

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King of the Underworld – 1939

By Bogart Fan on Dec 15, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —A Confused, but Watchable Film— Bogie Film Fix: out of 5 Bogies! Director: Lewis Seiler The Lowdown A doctor (Kay Francis) follows gangsterJoe Gurney (Humphrey Bogart) to a small town in the hope of clearing her name after her husband (John Elderidge) is killed while helpin... Read full article


King of the Underworld (1939)

By Angela on Aug 18, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

Dr. Carol Nelson (Kay Francis) and her husband Niles are both doctors with bright careers ahead of them.? However, Niles has a hobby of betting on horse races so he could use a little extra cash.? An opportunity for extra money comes his way when he treats a guy working for gangster Joe Gurney (Hump... Read full article


King of the Underworld (1939).

By Dawn on Aug 17, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

King of the Underworld (1939). Directed by Lewis Seiler. With Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson, John Eldredge. Dr. Niles Nelson, is lured into becoming doctor to crime boss Joe Gurney and his gang. When Niles is killed by the police, while taking care of one of Gurney's men, his wife,... Read full article


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Joe Gurney: [after receiving care for a gunshot wound] Well, can I take it or can I take it?
Dr. Carole Nelson: You can take it. Some people aren't sensitive to pain, especially moronic types.
Joe Gurney: Hey, did you hear that, Slick? I'm a moronic type.
Slick: Yeah? Hey, what's that?
Joe Gurney: I don't know. Some type of medical name, ain't it doc?


Dr. Carole Nelson: [sticking thermometer in Gurney's mouth] Keep your mouth shut.
Joe Gurney: Hey, d'ya year that? That's a hot one. First time anybody ever told me to keep my mouth shut and got away with it.
Dr. Carole Nelson: I suppose that's something to boast about.
Joe Gurney: You bet it is. Hey doc...anybody ever tell you that you're a pretty good lookin' doll? Ah, I'm not kiddin'. Y'know, I don't go for dolls as a rule. I mean, they're just something nice to have around the house like cats and dogs and pets and things. You got brains.
Dr. Carole Nelson: Yeah, I'm different.
Joe Gurney: Sure, we could get along swell together if you'd just relax.


Joe Gurney: [Explaining why he shot someone] It says in the book that Napoleon said a good general has got to know when to be just, severe, or mild.


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