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Director  John H. Auer
Writer  Steve Fisher
Cinematography  John L. Russell
Country  United States
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Film-Noir, Mystery
Music director  R. Dale Butts
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  June 1, 1954 (1954-06-01) (United States)
Cast  Wendell Corey (Chet Chester, aka Randy Williams), Evelyn Keyes (Donna Williams), Elsa Lanchester (Lida O'Reilly), Marie Windsor (Rose), Nancy Gates (Sally Lee), Leonard Strong (Ippy)
Similar movies  Rhino, The Final Alliance, Surviving Evil, Code Name: Vengeance, Snake Island, Mysterious Intruder
Tagline  City of Sin... toughest spot in the Pacific

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Hell's Half Acre is a 1954 film noir crime film directed by John H. Auer starring Wendell Corey, Evelyn Keyes and Elsa Lanchester.

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Plot

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The drama related the tale of ex-racketeer Chet Chester (Corey) who is blackmailed by his former criminal partners.

Chester's girlfriend Sally (Nancy Gates) kills one of his enemies. But Chester takes the blame, assuming that he has still got enough clout to escape with a light sentence.

Meanwhile, Dona Williams (Keyes) flies to Hawaii because she is certain that Chester is her long-lost husband who was thought to have died at Pearl Harbor.

Cast

  • Wendell Corey as Chet Chester, aka Randy Williams
  • Evelyn Keyes as Donna Williams
  • Elsa Lanchester as Lida O'Reilly
  • Marie Windsor as Rose
  • Nancy Gates as Sally Lee
  • Leonard Strong as Ippy
  • Jesse White as Tubby Otis
  • Keye Luke as Police Chief Dan
  • Philip Ahn as Roger Kong
  • Clair Widenaar as Jamison
  • Robert Costa as "Slim" Novak
  • Critical response

    The New York Times gave the film a positive review and wrote, "Betwixt the start and the finish, an undemanding spectator will find enough sequences of merit to hold his interest. And the story of destined doom and back-alley murder is not entirely implausible. Miss Keyes, an innocent caught in the tangled web, is a luscious young thing who certainly earns her "A" in acting. She shines nicely in contrast to the denizens of Hell's Half Acre, ostensibly a very unsocial area of Honolulu. John Auer, the director, makes his camera capture the most in picture value of what appears to be some very dingy neighborhoods with a resultant atmosphere that creates a certain element of suspense. His method of direction, aided and abetted by Steve Fisher's economical script, is one of sensible brevity without unnecessary frills."

    References

    Hell's Half Acre (1954 film) Wikipedia
    Hells Half Acre (1954 film) IMDb Hells Half Acre (1954 film) themoviedb.org


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