Thursday, January 06, 2011

Hell is a City

I have come across a magnificent website devoted to the surprisingly gritty 1960 British thriller Hell is a City. The film starred, amongst others, Stanley Baker, Billie Whitelaw and Donald Pleasance, and you can also see familiar faces like Doris Speed and Warren Mitchell in more minor roles.

Hell is a City was shot in and around Manchester, and the website has many photographs of the locations - both today and as they appeared 50 years ago.

One eerie - in view of events a few years later - scene shows the villain dumping a body on what may well be Saddleworth Moor.

You can find the trailer for Hell is a City on Youtube and footage of the film's premiere (held in Manchester) on British Pathe.

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