|Directed by||James Flood|
|Written by||Thomson Burtis|
Francis Edward Faragoh
|Based on||novel by John Wilstach|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Criminal Nick Darrow goes undercover to get the gangsters who killed his father. He teams up with Lora, the sister of Jimmy, a man who was killed by the same people.
- George Raft as Nick Darrow
- Nancy Carroll as Lora Madigan
- Lew Cody as Kenneth Mason
- Roscoe Karns as Dannie
- Noel Francis as Connie
- Gregory Ratoff as Martoff
- David Landau as Conklin
- Paul Porcasi as Sam Dorse
- Leyland Hodgson as Gillespie
- William Janney as Jimmy Madigan
- George Davis as Bernie
- Robert Homans as Flanagan
The film was based on a novel by journalist John Wilstach which was published in 1931. The New York Times says "the book keeps pace with this morning's edition fairly well. Mr Wilstach merely blocks his crooks out in the rough. He lets action speak louder than style. There is a rather tarnished love interest. But the crookery is exciting."
It was the first time Raft played an undercover man. He would go on to play several more, even insisting scripts be changed so his character was an undercover man.
The Los Angeles Times called it "exciting and those who like this kind of entertainment will make no mistake to see it."
- Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013, page 34.
- Under-Cover Workers New York Times July 12, 1931: BR4.
- PICTURES AND PLAYERS IN HOLLYWOOD New York Times October 9, 1932: X5.
- They All Meet in Hollywood Los Angeles Times December 4, 1932: B17.
- Vagg, Stephen (February 9, 2020). "Why Stars Stop Being Stars: George Raft". Filmink.
- RACKETEERS AT IT AGAIN: "Under-Cover Man" Opens at Paramount Theater With George Raft in Featured Role Scott, John. Los Angeles Times December 6, 1932: A7.
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