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13 West Street (1962)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 6 June 1962 (USA)
An aerospace engineer (Ladd) ignores a policeman (Steiger) and hunts down a gang of juvenile delinquents.

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Walt Sherill is a mild-mannered space engineer who is a victim of a vicious "for kicks" assault by a teen-age gang. Increasingly obsessed by his desire for revenge, Sherill embarks on a manhunt of his own, and hampers the efforts of Detective Sergeant Pete Koleski, consequently causing some avoidable deaths. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink-net>

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[also a character error] Walt Sherill's second attack at his home wouldn't happen if Detective Koleski's 24-hour patrol at Sherill's neighborhood were there because it's obvious the teenage group wouldn't come near the house. It's never explained why the police wasn't doing the round there, neither Walt asks the detective about what happened with his observation team and neither the detective provides any reason for the cops not staying there. See more »

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A Must -See For Alan Ladd Fans
16 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film with my dad at the now long gone Miami Theater on Flager Street in Downtown, Miami, Florida when I was a kid. I remember it being in black & white, and that Alan Ladd looked tired and worn out. But, if you're a fan of Ladd, this film is a must-see. Again, as is the case for most fading, washed-up actors, even though the film is third rate, the script fair, and the budget no-where to be seen, Ladd gives a talented performance. It's far from his best(Shane), but you can see that he's giving the best-he-can, with what he had left. Only about 50 here, he looks to be in his mid-60s. However, he still had that lean, trim, build, and that look of confidence. A fine supporting cast adds to this out-dated period piece. Made in 1962, it is corny stuff, but surprisingly was a prediction of the "senseless" violence to come. Better than you'd think.


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