Short Cut to Hell

Short Cut to Hell (1957)

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1957-09-01
  • User Rating: 5.6/10 from 8 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: A.C. Lyles Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: James Cagney
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From 8 Ratings


A hitman is found out because he was paid off in traceable stolen money. On the run, he kidnaps the girlfriend of the police detective in charge of his pursuit; she tries to convince him to surrender before it's too late.

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  • William Bishop

    as Sgt. Stan Lowery
  • Robert Ivers

    as Kyle Niles
  • Georgann Johnson

    as Glory Hamilton
  • Yvette Vickers

    as Daisy
  • Murvyn Vye

    as Nichols
  • Jacques Aubuchon

    as Bahrwell
  • Peter Baldwin

    as Carl Adams
  • Richard Hale

    as AT
  • Milton Frome

    as Police Captain
  • Douglas Spencer

    as Train Conductor
  • Sarah Selby

    as Secretary
  • James Cagney

    as Himself (prologue)
  • Orangey

    as Cat (uncredited)
Directing James Cagney Director
Writing Graham Greene Novel
Writing Albert Maltz Screenplay
Writing W.R. Burnett Screenplay
Writing Ted Berkman Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Bud Bashaw Jr. Makeup Artist
Production Bob Fender Publicist