FILM : Hell is a City
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Hell is a City 1960 Stanley Baker, John Crawford, Donald Pleasence, Billie Whitelaw, Maxine Audley Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire
Director : Val Guest   Production Company : Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC), Hammer  Region : NORTH

A committed police inspector searches for a local criminal in Manchester and is soon investigating a murder committed during a violent street robbery.

Screen shots and uncredited now images uploaded by Phil Wilkinson.

Many of the locations in this excellent British crime thriller have previously been identified by third parties as detailed in the captions.

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Hell is a City - Don Starling (John Crawford) appears, climbing down a fire escape. Arnie told us that his Mother's cousin, Bobby McDermott, was appointed to advise Stanley Baker on the criminal underworld of Manchester. The two spent a lot of time together, especially in the Cromford Club in Cromford Court, now absorbed into the Arndale centre. Bobby was was known as the 'King of the Barrow Boys' and wore a ring on every finger.
Hell is a City

helci011. Don Starling (John Crawford) appears, climbing down a fire escape. Arnie told us that his Mother's cousin, Bobby McDermott, was appointed to advise Stanley Baker on the criminal underworld of Manchester. The two spent a lot of time together, especially in the Cromford Club in Cromford Court, now absorbed into the Arndale centre. Bobby was was known as the 'King of the Barrow Boys' and wore a ring on every finger.

Hell is a City - Outside Hawkins' betting shop, Bragg (Dickie Owen) loads the car in preparation for a day at Doncaster races.
Hell is a City

helci012. Outside Hawkins' betting shop, Bragg (Dickie Owen) loads the car in preparation for a day at Doncaster races.

Hell is a City - Laurie Lovett watches the activity outside the shop. Victoria Street, Manchester M3. From left to right in the background are the now almost completely vanished Manchester Exchange station, the tower of Strangeways Prison and the chimney of Boddington's Brewery.
Hell is a City

helci013. Laurie Lovett watches the activity outside the shop. Victoria Street, Manchester M3. From left to right in the background are the now almost completely vanished Manchester Exchange station, the tower of Strangeways Prison and the chimney of Boddington's Brewery.

helci013n. A few changes here, and a church has appeared in the middle of what was once the road!
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2013)

Hell is a City - Gus Hawkins (Donald Pleasence) leaves his betting shop. New Brown Street facing Cannon Street in Manchester. Information from www.levyboy.com
Hell is a City

helci014. Gus Hawkins (Donald Pleasence) leaves his betting shop. New Brown Street facing Cannon Street in Manchester. Information from www.levyboy.com

Hell is a City - Gus talks with his wife, Chloe (Billie Whitelaw), as clerks Cecily Wainwright (Lois Dane) and Sam (Alister Williamson) prepare to take money to the bank. New Brown Street.
Hell is a City

helci015. Gus talks with his wife, Chloe (Billie Whitelaw), as clerks Cecily Wainwright (Lois Dane) and Sam (Alister Williamson) prepare to take money to the bank. New Brown Street.

Hell is a City - Laurie Lovett (Charles Morgan) watches Gus drive away as the two clerks set off to the bank.
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helci016. Laurie Lovett (Charles Morgan) watches Gus drive away as the two clerks set off to the bank.

Hell is a City - Cecily and Sam are followed along the street by Lovett. The excellent web site at www.levyboy.com identifies this as the junction of Cannon Street and New Brown Street. Unfortunately, both streets now lie underneath a further redevelopment opened in the 2000's after the 1996 Manchester bombing.
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helci017. Cecily and Sam are followed along the street by Lovett. The excellent web site at www.levyboy.com identifies this as the junction of Cannon Street and New Brown Street. Unfortunately, both streets now lie underneath a further redevelopment opened in the 2000's after the 1996 Manchester bombing.

Hell is a City - The two clerks approach the ambush. Malcolm confirms that this is Corporation Street in Manchester.
Hell is a City

helci018. The two clerks approach the ambush. Malcolm confirms that this is Corporation Street in Manchester.

helci018n. The same location now.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2013)

Hell is a City - Starling and Tawny attack Cecily and Sam as Lovett drives the Buick into the alley behind them. Cromford Court, Manchester.
Hell is a City

helci019. Starling and Tawny attack Cecily and Sam as Lovett drives the Buick into the alley behind them. Cromford Court, Manchester.

Hell is a City - During the getaway, Starling hits Cecily over the head to keep her quiet. West Street, Oldham looking towards Rochdale Road identified on www.levyboy.com
Hell is a City

helci020. During the getaway, Starling hits Cecily over the head to keep her quiet. West Street, Oldham looking towards Rochdale Road identified on www.levyboy.com

helci020n. The same location now by "Billy Poundland".
(Modern Photo Added: 06-04-2015)

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