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Short Cut to Hell (1957)

Not Rated
89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he kidnaps the girlfriend of the police detective in ...See moreA professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he kidnaps the girlfriend of the police detective in charge of his pursuit and threatens to kill her unless the hunt is called off. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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Writers
Graham Greene (novel "A Gun for Sale") | Ted Berkman (screenplay) | Raphael Blau (screenplay) | W.R. Burnett (originally uncredited) (1942 screenplay This Gun for Hire) | Albert Maltz (originally uncredited) (1942 screenplay This Gun for Hire)
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Updated Sep 30, 1957

Release date
Sep 1957 (United States)

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33 cast members
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William Bishop
Sgt. Stan Lowery Sgt. Stan Lowery   See fewer
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Robert Ivers
Kyle Niles Kyle Niles   See fewer
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Georgann Johnson
Glory Hamilton Glory Hamilton   See fewer
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Murvyn Vye
Nichols Nichols   See fewer
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Jacques Aubuchon
Bahrwell Bahrwell   See fewer
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Peter Baldwin
Carl Adams Carl Adams   See fewer
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Roscoe Ates
Road Driver (uncredited) Road Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Bassett
Patrolman (uncredited) Patrolman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacqueline Beer
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Cagney
Himself - Pre-credits sequence (uncredited) Himself - Pre-credits sequence (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Evans
Mr. Henry (uncredited) Mr. Henry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Forte
Ticket Seller (uncredited) Ticket Seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Frome
LAPD Captain (uncredited) LAPD Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Halloran
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gail Land
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hugh Lawrence
Patrolman (uncredited) Patrolman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Lee
Porter (uncredited) Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Danny Lewis
Danny--Piano Player (uncredited) Danny--Piano Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Mahoney
Oakland Policeman (uncredited) Oakland Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dennis McMullen
LAPD Officer (uncredited) LAPD Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Newell
Hotel Manager (uncredited) Hotel Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Power
Oakland Detective (uncredited) Oakland Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Pullen
Used Car Lot Dealer (uncredited) Used Car Lot Dealer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Ross
Insp. Ross (uncredited) Insp. Ross (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sarah Selby
Adam's Secretary (uncredited) Adam's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Court Shepard
Watchman (uncredited) Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Spencer
Conductor (uncredited) Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Melody Starr
Herself (uncredited) Herself (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Terrell
Joseph--Butler (uncredited) Joseph--Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Trent
Trainman (uncredited) Trainman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Whittinghill
Mike Norden (uncredited) Mike Norden (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 206 votes