The Doorway To Hell

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

A hard-hitting gangster film, DOORWAY TO HELL was one of the first cinematic attempts to chronicle the modern-day hoodlum and his quirky lifestyle. Normally mild-mannered Lew Ayres does a turnabout here, playing a ruthless crime overlord who considers himself a reincarnation of Napoleon Bonaparte and occupies his leisure time by writing his memoirs. To...read more

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02:45 — Mob boss Louie Ricarno is leaving "the game," quitting the beer-running rackets and settling down in Florida to write his memoirs and live the good li (more…)

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Underworld melodrama about the rise and fall of gangster Louis Ricarno (Lew Ayres). James Cagney is a stand-out as his double-crossing pal. Dorothy Mathews, Charles Judels, Leon Janney, Robert Elliott. Directed by Archie Mayo.

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  • Review: A hard-hitting gangster film, DOORWAY TO HELL was one of the first cinematic attempts to chronicle the modern-day hoodlum and his quirky lifestyle. Normally mild-mannered Lew Ayres does a turnabout here, playing a ruthless crime overlord who considers hims… (more)

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