Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Unrated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir


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After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

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  • Alan Ladd in Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
  • Alan Ladd and William Demarest in Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
  • Alan Ladd and Rod Taylor in Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
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9 January 2012 | akunert
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| "Hell on the Docks" original title of "Hell on Frisco Bay"
The original title for "Hell on Frisco Bay" was "Hell on the Docks." Apparently, either Warner Bros. or Alan Ladd, whose company, Jaguar, produced the film, thought the title wasn't colorful enough or specific enough about its location, so "Frisco Bay" was substituted just prior to the film's release. I have a few stills with the original title printed on them.

This film, like others produced by Ladd in the 1950s, including Delmer Daves' Western, "Drum Beat," has not appeared on DVD because, according to a Warner Bros Archives Edition executive, the Ladd estate has not permitted its release.

"Drum Beat" just appeared on Turner Classic Movies in its original CinemaScope format, but it was shorter than its published length of 111 minutes by at least four minutes. No US DVD release is imminent.

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