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Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | December 1955 (USA)
After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

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Steve Rollins
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Victor Amato
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Marcia Rollins
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Dan Bianco
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Joe Lye
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Mario Amato
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Kay Stanley
Renata Vanni ...
Anna Amato
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Louis Fiaschetti
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Hammy
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Police Lt. Paul Neville
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Detective Connors
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Sebastian Pasmonick
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Father Larocca
Tina Carver ...
Bessie Coster
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When ex-cop Steve Rollins is released from San Quentin after five years, his only thoughts are of revenge on the men who framed him for manslaughter. Back in San Francisco, his quest for the truth brings him up against ruthless waterfront gang boss Victor Amato. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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It was time to get even - or get killed !


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Hell on the Dock  »

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2.55 : 1
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Robinson outshines a wooden Ladd and the wide open spaces.
17 July 1999 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

Edward G Robinson dismissed this one with a passing comment in his autobiography and it's not hard to see why. He exudes menace in the classic 'Little Caesar' manner and his interplay with the underrated Paul Stewart does have a touch of real quality. However, Cinemascope is not a process designed for urban thrillers and the wide open spaces rob the film of any sense of tension or claustrophobia. The greatest weakness, however, lies in Ladd's robotic performance. His boredom is evident throughout and the lacklustre supporting cast do little to help. In the end Robinson is left out on his own, gat in hand, the true professional giving it all he's got.


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