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Terror Street (1953)
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An American pilot AWOL from the states is framed for his wife's murder and has just 36 hours to prove his innocence.

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Complete credited cast:
Dan Duryea ...
Major Bill Rogers
Elsie Albiin ...
Katherine 'Katie' Rogers (as Elsy Albiin)
Gudrun Ure ...
Sister Jenny Miller (as Ann Gudrun)
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Slossen, the smuggler
John Chandos ...
Orville Hart
Kenneth Griffith ...
Henry Slosson
Harold Lang ...
Harry Cross, desk clerk
Jane Carr ...
Soup Kitchen Supervisor
Michael Golden ...
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Marianne Stone ...
Pam Palmer
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Bill Rogers, an American pilot taking special training in the States, gets an unauthorized hop to England to pay a surprise visit his beautiful Norwegian wife. He is devastated when he finds that she has moved out of their flat and is living a new and glamorous lifestyle entertaining a lot of men. After being knocked unconscious by an unseen assailant in her upscale West End apartment, he awakens to find his wife shot to death with his service pistol. On the run from police he persuades a young woman who runs a Salvation Army soup kitchen to believe in his innocence and help him uncover the real culprit. Although the police do not know as yet that he is in Britain, he has just 36 hours before he is declared AWOL and his identity is exposed. The trail leads to a corrupt customs official, smuggling, blackmail, and a mysterious safety deposit box. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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One way Road to VIOLENCE! See more »

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Dan Duryea takes his shirt off in this movie. See more »

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Sister Jenny Miller: Hmm, you mean as it stands, they don't know who you are?
Major Bill Rogers: They don't even know I'm in England, but when they do know, well, I'm trapped, I'm washed up, I'm locked up! That's why I've got less than 36 short hours to clear myself and find who killed Katie and a lot of other things!
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Lacklustre Hammer noir
27 June 2009 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

This was apparently made as some sort of joint effort between Hammer studios and American producer Robert Lippert. The film was clearly made just to make money, and it shows as it's a disjointed effort with a torrid and derivative script and not much to recommend it for. The plot of Terror Street focuses on an American pilot. He is married to a Norwegian girl, and decides to make an unauthorised trip to the UK to see her (because apparently, American/Norwegian couples live in England). He is surprised upon his return to find she has found a new and glamorous lifestyle, but he is then hit on the head and wakes up to find his girl dead. He than has just thirty sex hours to prove he didn't do it. The plot certainly has plenty of room to be an entertaining thriller, but this is never capitalised on. Lead actor Dan Duryea is good enough, but never really made me care about his character or plight. The film really lacks any interesting set pieces or situations as well, and I have to admit I lost interest long before the end. Overall, I wouldn't recommend tracking this film down to either Hammer fans or Noir fans!


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