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Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 28 January 1956 (USA)
After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

Director:

Frank Tuttle

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Martin Rackin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ladd ... Steve Rollins
Edward G. Robinson ... Victor Amato
Joanne Dru ... Marcia Rollins
William Demarest ... Dan Bianco
Paul Stewart ... Joe Lye
Perry Lopez ... Mario Amato
Fay Wray ... Kay Stanley
Renata Vanni Renata Vanni ... Anna Amato
Nestor Paiva ... Louis Fiaschetti
Stanley Adams ... Hammy
Willis Bouchey ... Police Lt. Paul Neville
Peter Hansen ... Detective Connors (as Peter Hanson)
Anthony Caruso ... Sebastian Pasmonick
Peter J. Votrian Peter J. Votrian ... George Pasmonick (as Peter Votrian)
George J. Lewis ... Father Larocca
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

STEVE ROLLINS...his gun...his vengeance...alone on the Bay-Front! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

28 January 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell on the Dock See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound System) (magnetic prints)| Mono (optical prints)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

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

Soundtracks

It Had To Be You
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Words by Gus Kahn
Sung by Joanne Dru in the nightclub (dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams)
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"Hell on the Docks" original title of "Hell on Frisco Bay"
9 January 2012 | by Arnold KunertSee all my reviews

The original title for "Hell on Frisco Bay" was "Hell on the Docks." Apparently, either Warner Bros. or Alan Ladd, whose company, Jaguar, produced the film, thought the title wasn't colorful enough or specific enough about its location, so "Frisco Bay" was substituted just prior to the film's release. I have a few stills with the original title printed on them.

This film, like others produced by Ladd in the 1950s, including Delmer Daves' Western, "Drum Beat," has not appeared on DVD because, according to a Warner Bros Archives Edition executive, the Ladd estate has not permitted its release.

"Drum Beat" just appeared on Turner Classic Movies in its original CinemaScope format, but it was shorter than its published length of 111 minutes by at least four minutes. No US DVD release is imminent.


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