Short Cut to Hell

Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller
A hitman is found out because he was paid off by a friend in stolen money. On the run, he kidnaps the his friends girlfriend and the police detective in charge of his pursuit and threatens to kill her unless the hunt is called off.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1957-09-01
Run time: 89 minute / 1:29
Director: James Cagney
Writers: Ted Berkman, Albert Maltz, W.R. Burnett.
Production Companies : A.C. Lyles Productions, Paramount
Production Country: United States of America


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)
James Cagney Director

Graham Greene Novel
Ted Berkman Screenplay
Albert Maltz Screenplay
W.R. Burnett Screenplay

Costume & Make-Up
Bud Bashaw Jr. Makeup Artist

Bob Fender Publicist

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