Frank Taylor and people like him have a vision for America - a nation of "free, white, 100% Americans!" In his first lead role in a major movie, Humphrey Bogart portrays Taylor, reuniting with the director of The Petrified Forest for this powerful tale of a white supremacist group. Threats surrounded the making of the film but the studio persisted, creating a bold, torn-from-the-headlines expose selected as one of 1937's 10 Best Films by the National Board of Review. "Black Legion will not stay in its place as cinema fiction", The New York Times' Frank Nugent wrote. "It strikes too hard, too deep and too close to the mark".