Dante's Inferno

Dante's Inferno

Director: Harry Lachman Cast: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Rita Hayworth

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Overview

Carnival barker Spencer Tracy befriends elderly concessionaire Henry B. Walthall, who owns a picturesque but stodgy display depicting Dante's Inferno. Walthall is more interested in the spiritual aspects of Man's fascination with Hell, but Tracy uses hoopla and exaggeration to get the suckers into the Inferno. His interest isn't altruistic; Tracy is enamored of Walthall's niece, Claire Trevor. Through his publicity savvy, Tracy builds the Inferno into a major attraction, complete with full orchestra and scantily clad "devil girls." He also buys up the rest of the carnival, using cold-blooded tactics that result in the suicide of a fellow concessionaire. Within five years, Tracy is a millionaire tycoon of the Entertainment industry. While loved by his wife (Trevor) and son (Scotty Beckett), Tracy conducts his business ruthlessly, bribing a city official to look the other way regarding structural defects in his Inferno display. When this duplicity results in a disastrous accident at the exhibit, the bribed official kills himself. Tracy is exonerated thanks to legal chicanery, but his wife is fed up; she walks out on him, taking their son along. Injured in the accident, Inferno creator H. B. Walthall warns Tracy of the pitfalls of success, using an illustrated edition of Dante to make his point. For nearly ten minutes, the movie audience is treated to a lavish depiction of Hell, magnificently photographed by Rudolph Mate. When the plot resumes, Tracy is on hand for his latest venture, a sumptuous gambling ship. Thanks to the drunken negligence of the crew, the ship catches fire, and it is only upon learning that his son has sneaked aboard that Tracy realizes the consequences of his greed. Tracy labors heroically to rescue the passengers--and, incidentally, to atone for his past sins.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/2014
UPC: 0024543878100
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 35,453

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Jim Carter
Claire Trevor Betty McWade
Rita Hayworth Specialty Dancer
Alan Dinehart Jonesy
Scotty Beckett Alexander Carter
Robert Gleckler Dean
Gary Leon Specialty Dancer
Willard Robertson Inspector Harris
Morgan Wallace Capt. Morgan
Astrid Allwyn Actor
Don Ameche Man in Stokehold
Oscar Apfel Williams
Gertrude Astor Actor
Frank Austin Photographer
Joe Brown Baseball Concessionaire
Yakima Canutt Stokers on the Paradise
Patricia Caron Sailor's Girl
John Carpenter Actor
George Chan Concessionaire
Lita Chevret Mrs. Martin
Ruth Clifford Mrs. Gray
Frank Conroy Defense Attorney
Ray "Crash" Corrigan Actor
Dorothy Dix Ticket Seller
Jay Eaton Actor
Jean Fenwick Group in Boiler Room
Bud Geary Park Attendant
John George Andrew
Kenneth Gibson Assistant Purser
Robert Graves Drunks in Cabin
Hale Hamilton Wallace
Russell Hicks Prosecuting Attorney
Harry Holman Jolly Fat Man
George Humbert Tony
Warren Hymer Bozo, the Stoker
George S. Irving Judge
Gardner James Radio Operator
Noble Johnson The Devil
Tiny Jones Concessionaire's Wife
Andrea Leeds Anna
Cliff Lyons Actor
George Magrill Actor
John McGuire Wireless Operator
Paul McVey Assistant
Edward McWade Professor of Anatomy
George Meeker Actor
Harold Miller Actor
Frank Moran Mike, the Stoker
Jack Norton Actor
Paddy O'Flynn Married Couple
Dennis O'Keefe Actor
Edward Pawley Clinton
Barbara Pepper Actor
Paul Power Actor
Jayne Regan College Girl
Constantine Romanoff Actor
Ronnie Rondell Ticket Buyer
Harry Schultz Actor
Reginald Sheffield Bidder
Ruthelma Stevens Girls in Stoke-Hold
Harry Strang Actor
Charles Sullivan Drunken Sailor
Juana Sutton Catherine de Medici
Eddie Tamblyn Page Boy
Richard Tucker Mr. Hamilton
Maidel Turner Mme. Zucchini
Nella Walker Mrs. Hamilton
Henry B. Walthall Pop McWade
Charles Wilson Police Inspector
Harry Wilson Stokers
Harry Woods 2nd Officer Reynolds
Leone Lane Borgia
Gail Goodson Little Bo Peep
Maude Truax Fat Dowager
Paul Palmer Ship's Officer
Mary Ashcraft Actor
Marion Ladd Bits--New Inferno
Robert Ross Court Clerk

Technical Credits
Harry Lachman Director
R.H. Bassett Score Composer
Peter Brunelli Score Composer
Eduardo Cansino Choreography
William S. Darling Art Director
Alfred de Gaetano Editor
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
Samuel Kaylin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Philip Klein Screenwriter
Rudolph Maté Cinematographer
Willy Pogany Consultant/advisor,Set Decoration/Design
Ern Westmore Makeup
Cyrus Wood Original Story
Sol Wurtzel Producer
Robert Yost Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dante's Inferno
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [8:48]

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