Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 17, 1955

Blood Alley (Batjac Productions; Warner). Spare the celluloid, according to Director William A. ("Wild Bill") Wellman, and spoil the picture. His last three films (Island in the Sky, The High and the Mighty, Track of the Cat) have run to an average length of two hours. Encouraged by the business they brought in—The High and the Mighty has already grossed more than $7,000,000—Director Wellman has apparently decided that when people go to the movies they want to kill time, no less than to live dangerously. In Blood Alley, he gives them plenty of chance...

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