Underworld U.S.A.

In typical fashion, Fuller transforms the 'organised crime on the move' plot into that of a war film, with the FBI and the Syndicate each housed in their own skyscrapers overlooking the battlefield of America on which their troops are locked in conflict. The film's opening sees the Syndicate and the FBI at war, but it is the behind-the-scenes skirmishings and double-dealings of Tolly Devlin (Robertson), fighting his own no-holds-barred war of revenge (the Syndicate killed his father), which finally win the day for the FBI. For Fuller, the State is maintained not by its own machinery, but by the personal efforts of its citizens.

Release details

Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Samuel Fuller
Screenwriter: Samuel Fuller
Cast: Cliff Robertson
Beatrice Kay
Larry Gates
Richard Rust
Dolores Dorn
Robert Emhardt
Paul Dubov
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