Hell Is a City

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

A persuasively sweaty crime thriller set in Manchester, written and directed by the once reliable Guest (from a novel by Maurice Proctor), this atypical Hammer production benefited from a strong cast and fine use of location photography (in 'Hammerscope'). Square-jawed Baker toughs it out as a harassed police inspector with a volubly frustrated wife (Audley) at home, and the arduous assignment on the streets of tracking down a jailbreaker (Crawford) wanted for murder. The atmosphere is persuasively seedy and downbeat, and there's a striking performance by Billie Whitelaw in a period when she seemed to specialise in 'fallen women'.


Release details

98 mins

Cast and crew

Val Guest
Val Guest
Stanley Baker
John Crawford
Donald Pleasence
Maxine Audley
Billie Whitelaw
Joseph Tomelty
George A Cooper
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