Hell Is a City (1960)

Hell Is a City


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With an award-winning screenplay by director Val Guest, this is a first-rate cops-and-robbers crime drama about a dangerous escaped convict and the police inspector who goes after him. The gritty industrial city of Manchester and its outlying moors provide a somber backdrop to the action. Inspector Martineau (Stanley Baker) suspects that the escaped thief, Don Starling (John Crawford) is going to return to Manchester to retrieve a cache of jewels he hid away before being convicted. The sudden, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
Columbia Pictures



as Inspector Martineau

as Don Starling

as Gus Hawkins

as Julia Martineau

as Chloe Hawkins

as Furnisher Steele

as Doug Savage

as Lucky Lusk

as Clogger Roach

as Tawny Jakes

as Laurie Lovett

as Bert Darwin

as Cecily

as Traveller

as Silver Steele

as Superintendent
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Critic Reviews for Hell Is a City

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

harkens back to the pulp serials where noir was birthed

Full Review… | August 10, 2009

It's a gritty Hammer story.

Full Review… | February 11, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

October 14, 2005

Audience Reviews for Hell Is a City

a great forgotten effort from hammer sci fi director val guest. the underrated stanley baker stars as a police inspector tracking an escaped killer through manchester's underworld. great character development and suspense

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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