Short Cut to Hell
Short Cut to Hell is a 1957 American film noir, filmed in black-and-white VistaVision, starring Robert Ivers and Georgann Johnson. The film is the only directorial effort by famous actor James Cagney.
|Short Cut to Hell|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||James Cagney|
|Produced by||A. C. Lyles|
|Written by||Ted Berkman|
|Story by||Graham Greene (novel A Gun for Sale)|
|Music by||Irvin Talbot|
|Cinematography||Haskell B. Boggs|
|Edited by||Tom McAdoo|
A. C. Lyles Productions
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|September 1957 (US)|
Professional hitman Kyle Niles (Ivers) is hired to commit two murders and afterwards double-crossed by his employer Bahrwell (Aubuchon). Seeking revenge, Kyle kidnaps singer Glory Hamilton (Johnson), the girlfriend of the police detective in charge of his pursuit (Bishop). Kyle is finally able to get even with Bahrwell, and in the process reveals his long-dormant "good" side.