Black Legion

Title

Black Legion

Description

This is a movie poster for the 1937 melodrama film, The Black Legion. This Warner Brothers production starred Humphrey Bogart (prior to his widespread fame) as a midwestern factory worker who joins the Black Legion. The film’s story is based on the murder of Charles Poole, a Catholic Works Progress Administration worker who was assassination by the Black Legion. Both the film (which was sued by the Black Legion for depicting many of its symbols and rituals) and the poster highlight the larger national perception of the Black Legion’s image and activities, which, although demonized, are portrayed as full of mysterious and fantastical “eastern” rituals.

Publisher

RationalRevolution.net

Date

1937

Rights

Warner Bros. Pictures

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Files

black legion movie poster.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Black Legion,” Inbetween Peoples, accessed November 30, 2020, https://as205.omeka.net/items/show/139.