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Dante's Inferno (1935) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Harry Lachman and produced by Sol M. Wurtzel.

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"Dante's Inferno," or Smart Carny

By David on May 9, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"Oh, heck!" Even though it isn't entirely unexpected, there's still a lot of talk about h-e-double hockey sticks in the 1935 film "Dante's Inferno." Because it's a legitimate part of the plot, "hell" is thrown around with abandon, like a five-year-old just given permission to say a forbidden word. ... Read full article


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Remarkably, outtakes still survive from this film. Raw footage of the clapperboard and the setup for a dance number with 16-year-old Rita Hayworth are included in the documentary Rita.
The dream sequence of the inferno is stock footage taken from the 1924 film Dante's Inferno.
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.
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