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Blood Alley ()


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His ship seized by the Chinese Communists, American Merchant Captain Tom Wilder languishes in prison but Chinese villagers help him escape to sail them to Hong-Kong.

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Capt. Tom Wilder
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Cathy Grainger
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Mr. Tso
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Susu
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Old Feng (as Berry Kroger)
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Big Han
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Wei Ling
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Mr. Sing (uncredited)
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Villager (uncredited)
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Villager (uncredited)
Danny Chang ...
Child Who Salutes Captain (uncredited)
W.T. Chang ...
Mr. Han (uncredited)
David Chow ...
Boat Man (uncredited)
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Ferry Boat Captain (uncredited)
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British Officer (uncredited)
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Communist Soldier (uncredited)
Paul King ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Esther Ying Lee ...
Villager (uncredited)
Edwin Luke ...
Feng's #2 Nephew (uncredited)
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Tack - Engineer (uncredited)
Owen Song ...
Villager (uncredited)
Walter Soo Hoo ...
Feng's #1 Nephew (uncredited)
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Cpl. Wang (uncredited)

Directed by

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William A. Wellman
John Wayne ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Albert Sidney Fleischman ... (screenplay) (as A.S. Fleischman)
 
Albert Sidney Fleischman ... (novel "Blood Alley") (as A.S. Fleischman)

Produced by

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John Wayne ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Roy Webb

Cinematography by

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William H. Clothier ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Fred MacDowell

Production Design by

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Alfred Ybarra

Set Decoration by

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Victor A. Gangelin ... (set decorations) (as Victor Gangelin)

Costume Design by

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Gwen Wakeling ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Margaret Donovan ... hair stylist
Web Overlander ... makeup supervisor
Norman Pringle ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Tom Andre ... unit production manager
Nate H. Edwards ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Andrew V. McLaglen ... assistant director
Robert H. Justman ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Joe LaBella ... property master (as Joseph LaBella)

Sound Department

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Earl Crain Sr. ... sound
Carl Mahakian ... sound editor (uncredited)
Paul Reuting ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Daniel Hays ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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David Chow ... stunts (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... stunts (uncredited)
Evelyn Finley ... stunts (uncredited)
Duke Green ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy ... stunts (uncredited)
Stubby Kruger ... stunts (uncredited)
Sharon Lucas ... stunts (uncredited)
Shirley Lucas ... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)
Regis Parton ... stunts (uncredited)
Preston Peterson ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Sterling ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Phil Stern ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carl Walker ... costumes: men

Music Department

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Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
Gus Levene ... orchestrator
Lloyd Young ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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George Coleman ... transportation coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Sam Freedle ... script supervisor
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local villagers, is "shanghaied" into transporting the whole village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer. Written by Jim Beaver

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Taglines Adventure on the danger waters of the Orient! See more »
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Also Known As
  • William A. Wellman's Blood Alley (United States)
  • William A. Wellman's Blood Alley (United Kingdom)
  • L'allée sanglante (France)
  • Der gelbe Strom (Germany)
  • Callejón sangriento (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia There was some surprise when Lauren Bacall agreed to make the movie since she was a left-wing Democrat and the film was considered to be "right-wing Cold War propaganda". See more »
Goofs Bacall tells Wayne that the map he had been making was burned in the kitchen because there was no time to hide it before the troops arrived. A short time later, Wayne is seen writing on the same map (note the human anatomy on the front side of it). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hellcats of the Navy (1957). See more »
Crazy Credits The title is shown in Chinese characters, which dissolve into English. See more »
Quotes Capt. Tom Wilder: [spoken through voice tube to engine room] If you want a last look at home, you'd better take it now.
Tack: [heavy with sorrow] I looked.
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