World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Hell Is a City

Hell Is a City
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Michael Carreras
Screenplay by Val Guest
Based on Hell Is a City 
by Maurice Procter
Starring Stanley Baker
John Crawford
Music by Stanley Black
Cinematography Arthur Grant
Edited by John Dunsford
James Needs
Distributed by Warner-Pathé Distributors
Release dates 10 April 1960
Running time 98 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £115,000

Hell Is a City is a 1960 film based on the novel by Maurice Procter.[1] It was made by British studio Hammer Film Productions filmed in Manchester it was also written and directed by Val Guest.[2] It was partly inspired by the British New Wave films.[3]


  • Plot summary 1
  • Cast 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Plot summary

Committed but seen-it-all police inspector Martineau rightly guesses that after a violent jailbreak a local criminal will head home to Manchester to pick up the spoils from his last job. Martineau is soon investigating a murder during a street robbery which seems to lead back to the same villain. Concentrating on the case and using his local contacts to try to track the gang down, he is aware he is not keeping his own personal life together as well as he might.



  1. ^ "Hell Is a City (1960) - Screenplay Info". Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Hell Is a City | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  3. ^ Historical Dictionary of British Cinema - Alan Burton, Steve Chibnall - Google Books. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.