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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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Shooting from December 3,1934-late January,1935,and released July 31.This was also Spencer Tracy's final film at Fox before moving over to MGM.
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.
Spencer Tracy's erratic behavior on this film helped seal his fate with 20th-Century Fox. During filming Tracy disappeared from the set for weeks while on a drunken binge. He reportedly also showed up to the set one day surly and hungover and fell a sleep in the "Manhattan apartment" set. The studio locked the stage while he was still asleep and Tracy woke up in a rage, and started destroying sets, reportedly causing thousands of dollars worth of damage for which the studio billed him for.
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