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Blood Alley (1955)

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Release Date: Oct 1, 1955 Wide

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John Wayne teaches those dirty Commies yet another lesson in Blood Alley. Wayne plays a veteran seaman who comes to the aid of Lauren Bacall, the daughter of a missionary doctor killed by the Red Chinese. It takes no little persuasion, but Bacall finally convinces Wayne to smuggle a group of villagers past the Communist forces and into the safe harbor of Hong Kong. Though there are many close calls, Wayne proves to be a shade smarter and more resourceful than the minions of Mao. Lauren Bacall

May 3, 2005

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Lesser seen Duke Wayne, here teamed with Lauren Bacall in international actioner.

April 23, 2007
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Camouflaged as action-adventure, this is one of John Wayne's most propagadistic movies, in which he rescues an entire village from the ill of Communism.

May 28, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Comment (1)
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Mitchum was lucky to get out of this stinker!

August 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Blood Alley

A really cool movie and John Wayne doing what he does best, killing commies and seducing Lauren Bacall. The on location look to it really sells it though, it doesn't feel like just a generic studio movie, it looks like they're in China. It's interesting that John Wayne co-directed this at such an early time to, it's a great job for a first movie or a seasoned director. All around it's just a fun semi-war movie with some interesting early views on communism.
August 6, 2010
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Enjoyable action-packed and escapism with John Wayne, Lauren Bacall and assorted Chinese escaping down river to Hong Kong.
October 20, 2008
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