Doorway to Hell
Doorway to Hell (1930)

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 hi… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 18, 1930
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2012
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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A historical relic flawed by miscasting but almost redeemed by an unjustly misunderstood ending.

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Dennis Schwartz
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An early talkie from Warner Brothers.

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jay nixon
A bit muddled and creaky but decent crime drama that suffers from miscasting in the lead role. Lew Ayres was a fine actor but never convincing as a villian,… More
Antonius Block
This pre-Code gangster movie is interesting primarily because of James Cagney, who is in a supporting role, that of a gangster's right-hand man. His… More