MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,397 this week

Dante's Inferno (1935)

 -  Drama  -  23 August 1935 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 455 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 7 critic

Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 50 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 399 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
 
a list of 114 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 451 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dante's Inferno" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dante's Inferno (1935)

Dante's Inferno (1935) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dante's Inferno.

User Polls

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jim Carter
...
Betty McWade
Henry B. Walthall ...
Pop McWade
Alan Dinehart ...
Jonesy
Scotty Beckett ...
Alexander Carter (as Scott Beckett)
Robert Gleckler ...
Dean
...
Dancer (as Rita Cansino)
Gary Leon ...
Dancer
Willard Robertson ...
Inspector Harris
Morgan Wallace ...
Edit

Storyline

Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the amusement pier unsafe but Carter bribes him. The pier collapses, leading to the inspector's suicide, injury to Pop McWade, trial for Carter, and Betty's leaving him. Carter starts over with an unsafe floating casino. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

carnival | suicide | trial | inferno | casino | See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dante's Inferno  »

Box Office

Budget:

$748,900 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although the Fox Film Corporation produced the movie, it was distributed after the merger with Twentieth Century, which began trading on May 31, 1935. Fox Film Corporation is listed as the copyright owners on the print, but Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation is the only owners in the copyright registry. See more »

Quotes

Dean: There's nothing left for me now, but Hell. I thought you might like to watch me go there.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Book Revue (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on a hurdy-gurdy for the wedding photograph
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
wild film
22 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spencer Tracy travels the seven rungs of hell in "Dante's Inferno," a 1935 film costarring Claire Trevor and notable for a dance sequence featuring Rita Hayworth, still Rita Cansino. I actually hadn't realized Hayworth was in the film, but when I saw the dancer's smile, I recognized her immediately.

Tracy plays a man who lucks into carnival barking as a result of meeting a man, played by Henry B. Walthall, who runs a concession known as "Dante's Inferno." Walthall soon becomes Tracy's father-in-law, and Tracy becomes a successful businessman. He launches a huge, gaudy Inferno employing ruthless means to get the property. Though a wonderful husband and father, in his corporate world, he stops at nothing to get what he wants, including cheating, bribery, and ignoring possible dangers. The consequences are disastrous.

The film has an obvious allegory, and I'm still laughing at a previous poster who noted that when Walthall goes through a book with Tracy and the seven rungs of hell come to life, everyone had great physiques so hell must not take chubsters! It's true! Other than hell's preference for perfect 10s, the effects are amazing - the Inferno concession, the images in the book that come to life, and the fantastic ship scene which uses the Inferno images to great effect.

Spencer Tracy is excellent in his role, a tender dad, sweet husband and cruel businessman all at the same time. Claire Trevor is young and lovely and provides strong support for Tracy.

A very interesting film and highly recommended.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Need Dante's Inferno kdd21
Scotty Beckett? McArthur2005
Vote for the DVD at TCM spotted-owl
Discuss Dante's Inferno (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?