The Mayor of Hell (1933) 1080p YIFY Movie

The Mayor of Hell (1933) 1080p

The Mayor of Hell is a movie starring James Cagney, Madge Evans, and Arthur Byron. Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the state reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous...

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  • Genre: Crime | Drama
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.72G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 90
  • IMDB Rating: 7.0/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 45 / 44

The Synopsis for The Mayor of Hell (1933) 1080p

Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the state reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former gangster appointed deputy commissioner as a political favor, arrives - complete with hip flask and blonde. Gargan falls for activist nurse Dorothy and, inspired by her, takes over the administration to run the place on radical principles. But Thompson, to conceal his years of graft, needs a quick way to discredit Gargan.

The Director and Players for The Mayor of Hell (1933) 1080p

[Director]Archie Mayo
[Role:]Arthur Byron
[Role:]James Cagney
[Role:]Madge Evans
[Role:]Allen Jenkins

The Reviews for The Mayor of Hell (1933) 1080p

Implausible, sure--but it's still dandy entertainmentReviewed byMartinHaferVote: 7/10

Years ago, I didn't love and respect the films of Jimmy Cagney nearly as much as I do now. I noticed that many of Cagney's films done with Warner Brothers in the 1930s lacked realism and his acting style was far from subtle. However, the more I watched these films, the more I found I was hooked despite these aspects. In fact, I now kind of like and expect them! Fans of old time Hollywood films probably understand what I am saying--teens and other young whippersnappers don't! Well, when it comes to entertainment, THE MAYOR OF HELL never lets up from start to finish. While the idea of a shady character like Cagney played taking over running a reform school is ridiculous, and while all the changes he made also seemed far-fetched, it all somehow worked out and delivered solid entertainment.

The gang of tough thugs were pre-Dead End Kids and instead of the likes of Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall and Billy Hallop, similar roles are played here by Frankie Darrow and Farina. Yes, I did say "Farina". This Black actor was already famous for his roles in the Our Gang comedies and was, believe it or not, one of the highest paid child actors in Hollywood. All he needed to give up in return was be named an insipid name and act like a nice stereotypical "Negro". Here, he actually was pretty good and the usual Black stereotypes are a bit more subdued than usual. However, some will cringe at the very funny but horribly offensive court scene involving Farina and his dad, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones. With awful names like "Farina" and "Snowflake", don't say I didn't warn you.

Apart from this small complaint and a plot that is tough to believe, the film is exceptional and fun. The kids do a great job, as does Cagney and Dudley Digges in a truly despicable but exciting role as the evil warden. Also, as an added plus, you get to see perennial Warner stock actor Allen Jenkins in his first role for the studio.

Cagney the good guyReviewed byjonerogersVote: 10/10

Here is a nice little film where the Naughty kids are given a proper 2nd chance. its based of the unruly Kids sent to a pretty hard reformatory and the guy running it is trying to beat them into submission with an Iron fist. In strolls Cagney as the Deputy Commissioner of Corrections and he is appalled at the treatment and begins to turn it around.

This is before the Bowery Boys and Dead end kids of Angels with Dirty faces as had they been around they would have made this film a little bit more of a gem, not taking anything away from these kids as they act well with Cagney.

As always there is romance and Cagney plays the good guy trying to help the kids get their heads in the right place.

although a film this does show how hard things were back in the day in these reform schools and i wonder if seen back then what would people make of them? i know if i was a young lad and seen this back then i would think twice about being a naughty boy.

overall good story of bad comes good and some great scenes, not so many laughs but as usual Cagney pulls it of once again.

She said it!Reviewed bydweilermg-1Vote: 10/10

In one scene Dorothy (Madge Evans) actually said "You dirty rat" making it only time the phrase was ever spoken in any Cagney film yet contrary to many Cagney impersonators Cagney himself never said it.

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