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... Written by Rod Crawford

  1. Islin Auster


  2. Edward Chodorov


  3. Archie Mayo


  4. Michael Curtiz


Top Billed Cast

  1. James Cagney

    James Cagney

    Richard 'Patsy' Gargan

  2. Madge Evans

    Madge Evans

    Dorothy Griffith

  3. Frankie Darro

    Frankie Darro

    James 'Jimmie' Smith

  4. Arthur Byron

    Arthur Byron

    Judge Gilbert

  5. Allen Jenkins

    Allen Jenkins


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The Mayor of Hell
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Status Released

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  • June 24, 1933

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget $229.00

Revenue -

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