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Title Underworld / A Paramount Picture ; Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present ; a Hector Turnbull production ; Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation ; associate producer, B.P. Schulberg ; directed by Josef von Sternberg ; story by Ben Hecht ; adaptation by Charles Furthmann ; screen play by Robert N. Lee.

Published [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Underworld (Motion picture : 1927)
Edition Special ed.
Physical description 1 videodisc (81 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + guide (95 pages), 19 cm.
monochrome rdacc
Series Criterion collection ; 529.
Criterion collection ; 528 (set)
Criterion collection ; 528.
Criterion collection ; 529.
Credits Photographed by Bert Glennon ; editor-in-chief, E. Lloyd Sheldon ; titles by George Marion, Jr.
Contents Special features: Choice of two scores : One composed and conducted by Robert Israel for The Criterion Collection in 2010, the other composed and performed by Alloy Orchestra (premiered at the 2007 New York Film Festival) ; Underworld: how it came to be (ca. 36 min. ; written, directed and narrated by Janet Bergstrom, ©2010, The Criterion Collection) ; Accompanying guide includes: Essay on the film (Dreamland / by Geoffrey O'Brien), essays by the score composers (Robert Israel, and Ken Winokur of Alloy Orchestra), short story Underworld: an original story of Chicago / by Ben Hecht.
Notes Originally produced in 1927 as a silent motion picture.
Released as part of the box set: 3 silent classics by Josef Von Sternberg.
Performers Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, George Bancroft, Fred Kohler, Helen Lynch, Larry Semon, Jerry Mandy.
Summary A gangster's jealous nature toward his girlfriend gets him in trouble, first with a rival gang, then with the cops.
System notes DVD ; region 1, NTSC ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby digital stereo.
Language notes Silent film with English intertitles and accompanying musical score.
Notes Winner, Best Writing, Original Story (Ben Hecht), 1929 Academy Awards (USA).
Other author Von Sternberg, Josef, 1894-1969, director.
Zukor, Adolph, 1873-1976, producer.
Lasky, Jesse L., 1880-1958, producer.
Turnbull, Hector, producer.
Schulberg, B. P., 1892-1957, producer.
Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964, author of screenplay.
Furthman, Charles, 1884-1936, adapter.
Lee, Robert N. (Robert Nelson), 1890-1964, author of screenplay.
Brook, Clive, 1887-1974, actor.
Brent, Evelyn, 1899-1975, actor.
Bancroft, George, 1882-1956, actor.
Kohler, Fred, 1888-1938, actor.
Lynch, Helen, 1900-1965, actor.
Semon, Larry, 1889-1928, actor.
Mandy, Jerry, 1892-1945, actor.
Glennon, Bert, director of photography.
Sheldon, E. Lloyd (Eugene Lloyd), 1886-1957, film editor.
Marion, George, Jr., 1899-1968, author.
Israel, Robert, 1963- composer.
Bergstrom, Janet, 1946-
Alloy Orchestra.
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Subject Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964. -- Film adaptations.
Gangsters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Criminals -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Organized crime -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Gangster films.
Silent films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Crime films.
Film adaptations.
Other title 3 silent classics by Josef Von Sternberg.
Three silent classics by Josef Von Sternberg.
Standard Number 715515059510 (set)
ISBN 9781604652925
9781604652901 (set)
160465290X (set)
Publisher Number CC1909D The Criterion Collection
CC1908D Criterion Collection (set)