Screening & Live Event
The Mayor of Hell
Sunday, January 30, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Restored by the Library of Congress
Jimmy Cagney is a syndicate crook appointed to oversee a brutally chaotic reform school. He develops a kinship with its scrappy slum kids and tries to transform the school into a self-governing paradise. This vital pre-Code shocker builds to an incendiary finale; the film—like Cagney—bristles with energy.
Free with museum admission.