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Dante's Inferno (1935)

 -  Drama  -  23 August 1935 (USA)
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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 »

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

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23 August 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Nave de Satã  »

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$748,900 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to a 28 July 1935 New York Times article, there were 4,950 technicians, architects, artists, carpenters, stone masons and laborers, 250 electricians and 3,000 extras in the Inferno scene. A total of 300,00 feet of film was shot, which was whittled down to a manageable 8000 feet by editor Alfred DeGaetano. A total of 14,000 people worked on the film. See more »

Quotes

Dean: There's nothing left for me now, but Hell. I thought you might like to watch me go there.
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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
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Early Rita Hayworth
5 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For an early 1935 film,Dante's inferno is great.Spencer Tracy plays a con man who goes into the carnival business by reconstructing an attraction called Dante's inferno.its a morality tale with some great special effects for 1935,claire Trevor plays his love interest.look for Rita hayworth (billed Rita cansino)as a dancer in one of her early roles.its a good movie that still holds up today.Spencer Tracy was one of the great actors of the thirties thru the sixties.filmed in black and white.also in the movie is scotty Beckett who was one of the little rascals(aka:our gang)kids.a very good film and Rita hayworth does some awesome torrid dancing.I'm giving Dante's inferno 8 out of 10.


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