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Black Legion (1936)

Directed by Archie L. Mayo. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan. In this first leading role in a major movie for Humphrey Bogart, he plays a factory worker,disappointed at not being promoted, who joins a Ku Klux Klan-like group. Threats surrounded the making of the movie, but the studio persisted, creating a bold, torn-from-the-headlines expose of the organization fueled by fear, ignorance and hate -- a nation of "free, white, 100% Americans." 83 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Reviews and articles:
Birdwell, Michael E. "Black Legion." In:Celluloid soldiers : the Warner Bros. campaign againstNazism / Michael E. Birdwell. New York : New York University Press, c1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1999.W3B57 1999)
"Black legion."Commonweal v. 25 (January22 1937) p. 360
"Black legion."Literary Digest v. 123(January 16 1937) p. 23
"Black legion." The Nation v. 144(January 30 1937) p. 137
"Black legion." The New Republic v. 90(February 17 1937) p. 47-8
"Black legion." Time v. 29 (January 251937) p. 46

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