Anyway, let's talk a moment about SHORTCUT TO HELL.
To call this movie "modest" or a "B movie" would be kind. It's more like "minor" and "C+." That said, there's nothing actually bad about it, it just isn't very good either. Each scene is just barely competent enough to keep you from turning it off, but the end result is one of feeling as if time was wasted.
So, why did this catch my eye to begin with?
Not recommended. Watch the original adaptation, "This Gun for Hire" starring Alan Ladd, or just read the novel.