Short Cut to Hell
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Short Cut to Hell
As a favor to an old friend, producer Alex Gordon, James Cagney turned director for the first and only time in his career with Short Cut to Hell. The film is a remake of the 1942 Veronica Lake-Alan Ladd starrer This Gun For Hire. Robert Ivers plays Kyle, a hired killer who is double-crossed by his employer Bahrwell (Jacques Aubuchon). Seeking revenge, Kyle is reluctantly teamed with Glory Hamilton (Georgann Johnson), who has been targeted for elimination by Bahrwell and his henchman Nichols (Murvyn Vye). Unfortunately, Glory is the girlfriend of detective Stan (William Bishop), forcing Kyle to… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The only film directed by James Cagney."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Ivers e Johnson, estreando como protagonistas, não fazem feio. Infelizmente, a direção de Cagney (sua única tentativa) e o roteiro pouco inspirado condenaram o projeto."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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