The Mayor of Hell
The Mayor of Hell (1933)

Gangster Cagney allows his powerful political connections to appoint him "deputy inspector" of a state reform school. There he finds the youths abused and battered by a brutal, heartless warden and his thuggish guards. It is a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 24, 1933
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2008
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David Cornelius

An awkward yet ultimately enjoyable mix of gangster drama and social commentary.

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Michael Gildea
The Mayor of Hell sounded like it was going to be a weak version of Angels With Dirty Faces but it was surprisingly more than what I'd initially expected.… More
Antonius Block
Don't let the overly sensationalized title put you off of this one, which is about a gang of young toughs all sentenced to a reform school, where they… More
Aj V
An okay movie, but I've seen others just like it, so it wasn't all that interesting, and the beginning is really boring. The end is where it gets… More
Cindy I
James Cagney is wonderful -- when is he not? -- as a gangster who, through a political favor, becomes the head of a boys' reform school formerly run by a… More