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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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Taglines:

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 »

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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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[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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Walt Sherill: He's alive.
Tracey Sherill: Thank God.
Detective Sergeant Pete Koleski: Come on, take him home. Go on, take him home. Alright now, get me the kid's mother from the house, will ya?
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Better than expected
31 May 2002 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

This is an above average programmer that benefits from decent, if predictable, performances by Alan Ladd and Rod Steiger. Ladd is a rocket scientist who gets mugged on the way home from a late night at the office by a roving band of Beverly Hills punks led by Michael Callan. What follows could be considered Death Wish 1962, as Ladd pursues the villains whilst police officer Steiger tries to keep him under control. Good photography by Charles Lawton Jr. and a reasonably interesting George Duning score make this one to watch on a cold winter's night.


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