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  • Drama (Aspect: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.55:1)
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    Screen icon Alan Ladd produces and stars in this crime spectacle, shot on location in noir central – San Francisco. Steve Rollins (Ladd) is both ex-cop and ex-con, recently sprung from the stir. Spurning both love (Joanne Dru, as a songstress spouse who strayed) and friendship (William Demarest as his ex-police partner), Steve has one singular quest: Kill whoever set him up for murder, or die trying. Blending adult drama, detective story and noir, Hell on Frisco Bay is a cinema stew that’s heavy on the savor and the flavor, thanks to its colorful CinemaScope and a top-notch supporting ensemble. Heading that ensemble is Edward G. Robinson, delivering one of his most unforgettable mobsters, the utterly repulsive and remorseless Vic Amato. Fay Wray nearly steals the show as a faded screen queen, while Paul Stewart serves up one of his finest performances as Joe Lye, Amato’s hired killer with a conscience.

    • Release Date: 1955
    • Runtime: 98:00
    • Genre: Drama; Crime; Film-Noir
    • Language: English
    • Format: BR
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    • Aspect: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.55:1
    • Rating: NR
    • Audio: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
    • Color/BW: COLOR
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    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Disc Format: BD-50

    Starring:
    Alan Ladd
    Edward G. Robinson
    Joanne Dru
    William Demarest
    Paul Stewart
    Perry Lopez
    Fay Wray

    Written by:
    Sydney Boehm
    Martin Rackin

    Directed by:
    Frank Tuttle

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