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Summary: Frank Taylor joins the "pro-American" Black Legion when he loses his chance at foremanship to a foreign-born man. The organization is a sort of Ku Klux Klan in the industrial sphere. Frank has troubles with his wife over this and causes serious trouble when he tells all to his best friend Ed Jackson. (imdb)

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Black Legion belongs to 9 collections
1. Features under 91 minutes (public: moderated by epiphany - 30 stars)
3. David Thomson's 1000 Films (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 5 stars)
4. Race / Racism (public: moderated by Moribunny - 3 stars)
5. American racial politics (public: moderated by djross - 3 stars)
6. Directed collaboratively (public: moderated by djross - 2 stars)
7. NBR Top 10 Films (public: moderated by xacviant - 1 star)


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Apr 18 Mentaculus Mentaculus
62T4
Tonally sickening film where Bogie (in his first starring role) joins the KKK and struggles against his own conscience - the Code mandates disaster. In a way, it's rather timely (and therefore timeless), but it's not a pleasant experience. Bogie's losing his all-American family is like watching Ward Cleaver planning hate crimes.
Apr 11 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
54T6
Apr 11 filmaffinity filmaffinity
65T7
Feb 25 mCihhh mCihhh
70T6
Jan 23 Buff
40T5
Jan 08 Jimmy_Suede Jimmy Suede
75T6
Nov 24, 2016 gregmnewman
80T7
Nov 14, 2016 M-B-M
6T7
Oct 23, 2016 jerrywarton
72T8
Oct 04, 2016 bal3x bal3x
60T5
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jun 11, 2016 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Jan 08, 2016 jeffv jeff_v
63T4
Dec 11, 2015 MichaelOKeef
70T7
Nov 21, 2015 jamesbond
67T5
Jul 20, 2015 thirdeye42
72T6
Jul 09, 2015 SirStuckey SirStuckey
70T6
A rather bizarre movie where Bogie joins what is essentially a Ku Klux Klan surrogate to intimidate foreigners after he gets beat out for a promotion. I thought the movie did a pretty good job giving Bogie a fair amount of depth, allowing him to play a gray area in regards to how into being in the group he was. Unfortunately everyone else was either a saint or a devil. Definitely could have been better but it's worth a watch.
Jun 05, 2015 W Trumbull
60T4
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
90T9
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
70T4
Mar 02, 2015 gleeb
70T4
Jan 10, 2015 Caracortada
70T9
Sep 17, 2014 angela79at
70T8
Jul 12, 2014 suzy dogsinspace
79T5
Dec 01, 2013 PUNQ
60T9
A dark story of nationalism packed with a political message. And Humphrey Bogart is one of those hoodies! Bogart does a tremendous job. The story is very interesting too, but I felt it lacked something to really take advantage of what they had here. This could have made such a strong impact with.... something. It's got all the ingredients needed for a lasting classic, but for some reason it doesn't quite reach it's potential. But no doubt a remarkable movie on so many levels.
Nov 07, 2013 filmcricket
68T7
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
60T6
Apr 12, 2013 LoboLopez Lobo_Lopez
65T5
Mar 25, 2013 lantti
70T6
Feb 23, 2013 norvaljones norval_jones
70T4
Feb 03, 2013 daystron7
48T4
Feb 02, 2013 Cerebrus Cerebrus
50T3
Jan 31, 2013 sergebarber sergebarber
0T3
Nov 01, 2012 daisytuna
90T10
Oct 28, 2012 Vmfs
7T6
Jun 22, 2012 WuGambino WuGambino
65T3
Jun 18, 2012 Blindfolk
66T5
Jun 04, 2012 oskarhu oskarhu
75T4
May 17, 2012 VALIS
80T3
Dec 25, 2011 sirphibes sirphibes
70T6
Dec 08, 2011 Hangarl
75T8
Sep 07, 2011 Duval Spit
76T3
Apr 17, 2011 Antares Antares
68T5
Dec 26, 2010 Kopenhaver Kopenhaver
70T2
Dec 01, 2010 ecalder ecalder
62T6
Aug 19, 2010 netsirhc
4T1
Aug 06, 2010 iceblox iceblox
64T5
Jun 22, 2010 Hopscotch Hopscotch
71T5
Could have used a little less preachy and a little more story. Bogart is fine and there are a couple of sickening scenes, but either it doesn't push things far enough or the character isn't quite developed. A darker presentation with less melodrama would have been good, and it just seemed too simple for such a serious topic.
Jan 24, 2010 dwyer dwyer
75T6
Jan 11, 2010 jdb361 jdb361
80T6
Nov 28, 2009 chiphall72
67T5
Nov 13, 2009 chemical404 chemical404
44T4
Seems the only reason why this movie was made is to inform the public why racist organizations are bad. And it does it in a very blunt and primitive way.
Sep 05, 2009 Castroph Castroph
4T3
May 20, 2009 tonydal tonydal
70T4
The first half-hour or so plays like a sitcom. Doesn't really get going until the rather harrowing blood-oath scene. Bogart for the most part effective (and we see the start of his haunted-by-demons persona). On the whole though, not really long enough for anything to develop fully.
May 06, 2009 imdb imdb
68T7
Nov 30, 2008 excowboy
56T3
Nov 14, 2008 Arithaniel Arithaniel
5T5
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