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Hell's Half Acre (1954)

Approved | | Action, Film-Noir, Mystery | 1 June 1954 (USA)
A woman who believes her missing husband is in prison in Hawaii on a murder charge travels there to see if it actually is him. However, he escapes before she sees him, when he hears that ... See full summary »

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A woman who believes her missing husband is in prison in Hawaii on a murder charge travels there to see if it actually is him. However, he escapes before she sees him, when he hears that his current girlfriend has been murdered. The wife searches the slum area of Honolulu known as Hell's Half Acre for him, he searches for his girlfriend's killer, and his gangland associates are looking for the two of them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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CITY OF SIN . . . toughest spot in the Pacific!


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1 June 1954 (USA)  »

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Les bas-fonds d'Hawaï  »

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Polynesian Rhapsody
Written by Jack Pitman (as Jack Pittman)
Sung by The Kaumakapili Choir
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Film Noir in Hawaii? It works.
16 September 2000 | by (Kalispell, MT) – See all my reviews

This little gem of a film noir B movie is about a woman trying to track down her long lost husband in Hawaii after the War (WWII) where he was supposed to have died. In the process she finds herself in the middle of an underworld power struggle. Beautifully filmed in Hawaii with Ms. Keyes really working those facial expressions, as she tended to do. The film is tight, cynical and at times redeeming. Just a good little film.


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