The Mayor Of Hell

  • 1933
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime, Prison

Feisty, sassy Cagney flits about in this social-comment film like a banty rooster. He's a smart-talking gangster with friends in high political places who get him appointed as a "deputy inspector" to the state reform school. Upon arrival, he sees how the youngsters are mistreated by sadistic warden Digges and some of his brutal guards. Evans, the nurse...read more

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Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former gangster appointed Deputy Commissioner as a political favor, arrives complete with hip flask and blonde. Gargan falls for activist nurse Dorothy and, inspired by her, takes over the administration to run the place on radical principles. But Thompson, to conceal his years of graft, needs a quick way to discredit Gargan.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Feisty, sassy Cagney flits about in this social-comment film like a banty rooster. He's a smart-talking gangster with friends in high political places who get him appointed as a "deputy inspector" to the state reform school. Upon arrival, he sees how the y… (more)

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