FILM : Hell is a City
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
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 - Starling escapes as Martineau enters the building. Looking west along Hewitt Street with Rowendale Street passing underneath Deansgate station on the viaduct to the right.
Hell is a City

helci059a. Starling escapes as Martineau enters the building. Looking west along Hewitt Street with Rowendale Street passing underneath Deansgate station on the viaduct to the right.

helci059an. The same street now.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2013)

Hell is a City - The Inspector follows as Starling makes his way onto the rooftops. The roof of the Palace Hotel (formally Refuge Assurance) on Oxford Street, Manchester. Identified by Malcolm.
Hell is a City

helci060. The Inspector follows as Starling makes his way onto the rooftops. The roof of the Palace Hotel (formally Refuge Assurance) on Oxford Street, Manchester. Identified by Malcolm.

helci060n. Taken from a little lower down the building. With thanks to everyone at The Palace Hotel.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2013)

Hell is a City - The chase contines high above the streets.
Hell is a City

helci061. The chase contines high above the streets.

Hell is a City - Martineau makes his way across the rooftops in pursuit of Starling. Looking down on Oxford Road station at the end of Station Approach off Whitworth Street.
Hell is a City

helci062. Martineau makes his way across the rooftops in pursuit of Starling. Looking down on Oxford Road station at the end of Station Approach off Whitworth Street.

helci062n. Oxford Road station from the ground.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2013)

Hell is a City - Reinforcements arrive below as Starling shouts at Martineau.
Hell is a City

helci063. Reinforcements arrive below as Starling shouts at Martineau.

Hell is a City - Starling fires his gun, hitting Martineau.
Hell is a City

helci064. Starling fires his gun, hitting Martineau.

helci064n. Ok, not the same angle and possibly not the same chimney but I wasn't going on the roof! Taken from inside The Palace Hotel with thanks to the management and staff.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2013)

Hell is a City - The injured Inspector slides down the slates and grapples with Starling as reinforcements make their way to the roof. Looking down at the junction of Oxford Street and Whitworth Street.
Hell is a City

helci065. The injured Inspector slides down the slates and grapples with Starling as reinforcements make their way to the roof. Looking down at the junction of Oxford Street and Whitworth Street.

helci065n. The same road junction from street level with the Palace Theatre on the right.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2013)

Hell is a City - The same capture as image helci065.
Hell is a City

helci065a. The same capture as image helci065.

helci065an. A similar shot is seen in this publicity still sent in by Steve Chibnall. Copyright unknown.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2013)

Hell is a City - After Starling is aprehended, charged and sentenced the newpapers report that he is to be hanged.
Hell is a City

helci066. After Starling is aprehended, charged and sentenced the newpapers report that he is to be hanged.

helci066n. Great Ducie Street, Manchester M3.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2013)

Hell is a City - The camera moves to settle on Strangeways Prison.
Hell is a City

helci067. The camera moves to settle on Strangeways Prison.

helci067n. HM Prison Manchester, Great Ducie Street, Manchester.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2013)

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