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Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 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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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 (as Peter Hanson)
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Sebastian Pasmonick
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Father Larocca
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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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1 December 1955 (USA)  »

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Hell on the Dock  »

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(RCA Sound System) (magnetic prints)| (optical prints)

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(WarnerColor)

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2.55 : 1
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The interior police station set is the same one used for Rebel Without A Cause (1955) which was released 2 months earlier. See more »

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They Very Thought Of You
(1934) (uncredited)
Music and words Ray Noble
Sung by Joanne Dru in the nightclub (dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams)
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excellent later Ladd picture
20 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

While most of the territory covered in this film has been covered before in countless movies, still this story of organized crime is very watchable and packed with great dialog and lots of action. In fact, this is very much a Film Noir piece, despite its having been filmed in color. Ladd is great as the angry guy seeking out justice (yes, I know it isn't very much of a stretch) and Edward G. Robinson turns in exactly the type of performance that made him famous (once again, not much of a stretch I know). And, overall, the film is very gritty, entertaining as well as great fun to watch. It does lose a couple points for the lack of originality, but considering how well it is put together, it certainly makes up for much of this.


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