King of the Underworld (1939)

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  • Unlawful Alternative


A pair of married surgeons save the life of a gangster's henchman and become embroiled with the man's boss Gurney when the husband's weakness for gambling is used by Gurney to keep the doctors on his books. During a police raid the doctor is shot and his wife arrested as an accomplice of the criminals. Whilst trying to clear her name Gurney finds out where she has moved to and rescues two of his men from custody. However, she traps Gurney and plots with the police to have him captured, temporarily disabling him by deliberately infecting a wound and blinding him with eyedrops.

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