The Secret Six

The Secret Six (1931)

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1931-04-18
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 14 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 23min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: George W. Hill
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Bootlegger/cafe owner, Johnny Franks recruits crude working man Scorpio to join his gang, masterminded by crooked criminal defense lawyer Newton. Scorpio eventually takes over Frank's operation, beats a rival gang, becomes wealthy and dominates the city for several years until a secret group of 6 masked businessmen have him prosecuted and sent to the electric chair.

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  • Wallace Beery

    as Louis 'Slaughterhouse' Scorpio
  • Lewis Stone

    as Richard 'Newt' Newton - Attorney at Law
  • Johnny Mack Brown

    as Hank Rogers
  • Jean Harlow

    as Anne Courtland
  • Marjorie Rambeau

    as Peaches
  • Paul Hurst

    as Nick Mizoski - the Gouger
  • Clark Gable

    as Carl Luckner
  • Ralph Bellamy

    as Johnny Franks
  • John Miljan

    as Joe Colimo
  • DeWitt Jennings

    as Chief of Police Donlin
  • Murray Kinnell

    as Metz - the Dummy
  • Fletcher Norton

    as Jimmy Delano
  • Louis Natheaux

    as Eddie
  • Frank McGlynn Sr.

    as Judge
  • Theodore von Eltz

    as District Attorney Keeler
  • Lynton Brent

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Charles Giblyn

    as Mr. Simms - Ballistics Expert (uncredited)
  • Joseph W. Girard

    as Official (uncredited)
  • Betty Lawson

    as Undertermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
  • Tom London

    as Blackjacking Gangster (uncredited)
  • George Magrill

    as Police Guard at Jailhouse (uncredited)
  • Lee Phelps

    as Smelts - Waiter (uncredited)
  • Oscar Rudolph

    as Ivan Colimo (uncredited)
  • Hector Sarno

    as Finko (uncredited)
  • Carol Tevis

    as Manicurist (uncredited)
  • Walter Walker

    as Onlooker in Courtroom (uncredited)
  • S.D. Wilcox

    as Protesting Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
Writing Frances Marion Writer
Directing George W. Hill Director
Production Irving Thalberg Producer
Editing Blanche Sewell Editor
Camera Harold Wenstrom Director of Photography
Art Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Art Edgar G. Ulmer Production Design
Production George W. Hill Producer