Hell Is a City (1960)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Release Date - Nov 13, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

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, brutal murder of a woman and the missing money she was carrying, tips the Inspector off that his suspicions were right. He starts tracking down the killer and the gang of men he knows must be working with him, as suspense builds at every turn. The gang falls one by one, until only the killer is left.



robbery, investigation, baking, Britain