The Mayor of Hell Poster

Release Date: 1933

DVD Release Date: March 25th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Patsy Gargan (James Cagney) is a cog in the wheel of corrupt politics and so is awarded a cushy job as deputy commissioner of a local reform school for criminally inclined boys. He is initially apathetic toward his young charges, who are regularly beaten by the staff. But as he comes to know the boys and the hardships they've already faced, he warms to them. Inspired, he seeks to reform the school, putting in place new measures recommended by the goodhearted resident nurse (Madge Evans).

Cast: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Allen Jenkins, Dudley Digges, Frankie Darro, Dorothy Peterson, John Marston, Charles C. Wilson

Director: Archie Mayo

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Gritty, 1930s, Sacrifice, Dark, Transformation