GenreWestern ScreenplayCharles Marquis Warren CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 5, 1952 (1952-09-05) WriterCharles Marquis Warren (screenplay), Charles Marquis Warren (story), John C. Champion (story) CastSterling Hayden (Lt. Tod Voorhees), Joan Leslie (Ellen Hanley), Ward Bond (Lt. Tod Voorhees), James Arness (George Redfield), Robert J. Wilke (Sgt. Maj. Kearn (as Robert Wilkie)) Similar moviesJurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Maze Runner, The Shawshank Redemption, Blackhat, Horrible Bosses 2
Hellgate is a 1952 American Western film directed by Charles Marquis Warren and starring Sterling Hayden.
Hellgate Prison is an aptly named facility in the desert where the worst criminals are sent. Hanley, a veterinarian and former Civil War soldier, is falsely accused and convicted of a crime. He is sentenced to this hellish place.
He immediately gets on the wrong side of Voorhees, a vicious guard, and Redfield, a mean convict. Hanley will need to fight his way out, particularly when the prisoners are afflicted with an epidemic of a spreading plague.
Sterling Hayden as Gilman S. Hanley
Joan Leslie as Ellen Hanley
Ward Bond as Lt. Tod Voorhees
James Arness as George Redfield
Peter Coe as Jumper Hall
John Pickard as Gundy Boyd
Robert J. Wilke as Sgt. Maj. Kearn (as Robert Wilkie)
James Anderson as Vern Brechene (as Kyle James)
Richard Emory as Dan Mott
Dick Paxton as George Nye (as Richard Paxton)
William Hamel as Lt. Col. Woods (as William R. Hamel)