The Doorway to Hell

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Overview

In this early talkie, a vicious crime lord (played by Lew Ayres in a rare villainous role) decides that he has had enough and much to the shock of his colleagues decides to give the business to his second in command (James Cagney in his second film role) and retire to Florida after marrying his moll. Unfortunately, he has no idea that she and Cagney are lovers.

  1. Rowland Brown

    Story

  2. Archie Mayo

    Director

  3. George Rosener

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lew Ayres

    Lew Ayres

    Louie Ricarno

  2. Dorothy Mathews

    Dorothy Mathews

    Doris Ricarno

  3. Leon Janney

    Leon Janney

    Jackie Lamarr

  4. James Cagney

    James Cagney

    Steve Mileaway

  5. Kenneth Thomson

    Kenneth Thomson

    Captain of Academy

  6. Jerry Mandy

    Jerry Mandy

    Gimpy - a Gangster

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 18m

Budget -

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Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 18, 1930
    Theatrical

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