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DVD Review: 'Hell is a City' (rerelease)

9 October 2012 5:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Hell is a City (1960) is somewhat of a novelty - a Hammer production which isn't a horror film and features none of the studio's regulars in major roles. Developed from Maurice Procter's novel by legendary director Val Guest, the film stars 1960s household names Stanley Baker, Donald Pleasance and Billie Whitelaw. Inspector Harry Martineau (Baker) is a hardened Manchester cop who has seen and done it all. Little worries him anymore except when he hears that his old adversary, career criminal Don Starling (John Crawford) - who Martineau was responsible for getting put away - is out of prison and back in town.

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