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13 West Street (1962)

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

Director:

Philip Leacock

Writers:

Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay), Robert Presnell Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ladd ... Walt Sherill
Rod Steiger ... Detective Sergeant Pete Koleski
Michael Callan ... Chuck Landry
Dolores Dorn ... Tracey Sherill
Kenneth MacKenna ... Paul Logan
Margaret Hayes ... Mrs. Madeleine Landry
Stanley Adams ... Finney
Chris Robinson ... Everett Bush
Jeanne Cooper ... Mrs. Quinn
Arnold Merritt ... Bill Quinn
Mark Slade ... Tommy
Henry Beckman ... Joe Bradford
Clegg Hoyt Clegg Hoyt ... Noddy
Adam Roarke ... Jack (as Jordan Gerler)
Robert Cleaves Robert Cleaves ... Doctor
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Storyline

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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A STREET OF SECRET SIN..WHERE COLD MENACE LURKED AT EVERY DOOR! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 East Street See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ladd Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Ladd and Margaret Hayes had previously shared the screen in The Glass Key (1942) 20 years earlier, They do not have a scene together in this film. See more »

Goofs

When private detective Finney is chasing the gang, they are shown passing the same sharp corner to the left twice - first from Finney's car and then from the gang's car. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Landry: Who you calling a stupid idiot?
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Good story hindered by overheated treatment and an ailing star...
13 August 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Alan Ladd, in his second-to-last film, plays some sort of scientist in Los Angeles who manages to run out of gas...in his car alone...at night in a bad neighborhood. A pack of country club teenagers in a souped-up car jump him and bust a couple of ribs, bringing Rod Steiger's detective ("Juvenile Division") into the picture, but Ladd can't wait for the slow arm of the law to bring him justice and looks for the boys on his own. Adaptation of Leigh Brackett's novel "The Tiger Among Us" (a better title!), the movie is a bit overwrought and wild-eyed, though the mechanics of the story are gripping, if utterly unpleasant. Steiger looks a little sheepish here and is disappointing, but Ladd's non-present performance is the real shame; his face puffy and jowly, his lips thin, Ladd is barely even alert. He has a fairly intense role here, but the fading actor just walks through it. Some of the details about the case are very interesting (particularly the wealthy kids involved, and how they relate to their indifferent parents), but the promising set-up for the plot is let down by all the overripe melodrama. Still, a curious, watchable attempt at delinquent terrors, perhaps a precursor to "Death Wish". ** from ****


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