Blood Alley (1955)





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In this film, John Wayne plays a veteran seaman who comes to the aid of Lauren Bacall, the daughter of a missionary doctor killed by the Red Chinese. Bacall convinces the Duke to smuggle a group of villagers past the communist forces and into the safe harbor of Hong Kong.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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John Wayne
as Capt. Tom Wilder
Lauren Bacall
as Cathy Grainger
Paul Fix
as Mr. Tso
Joy Kim
as Susu
Berry Kroeger
as Old Feng
Mike Mazurki
as Big Han
Anita Ekberg
as Wei Long
W.T. Chang
as Mr. Han
George Chan
as Mr. Sing
James Hong
as Communist Soldier (uncredited)
Walter Soo Hoo
as Feng's No. 1 nephew
Victor Sen Yung
as Corporal Wang
Lowell Gilmore
as British officer
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Critic Reviews for Blood Alley

All Critics (3)

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

April 23, 2007

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.

Full Review… | May 27, 2006

Mitchum was lucky to get out of this stinker!

Full Review… | August 9, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Blood Alley

No need for an inflated, descriptive review here. This is a solid, albeit ignored John Wayne film that was bashed by the big critics. Just watch and enjoy.

Michael McLellan
Michael McLellan

not nearly as patronizing to women/Chinese people as expected (though certainly still insulting). a lot of fun and good story

Sunday Dutro
Sunday Dutro

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.

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