Blood Alley

directed by William A. Wellman
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Action/Adventure"
Year of Release:1955
Date Added:12/31/2014
Date Watched:09/25/2019
Description:The residents of a Chinese village help Captain Tom Wilder (John Wayne) escape from a Communist prison. They want him to help them capture a ferryboat and take them to Hong Kong and freedom. In the village is Cathy Grainger (Lauren Bacall), the daughter of a doctor has been killed by the Commies. Wilder manages somehow to pilot the boat through a storm, through Communist plots, and through an attack by the Chinese navy. Along the way, he and Cathy fall in love.
My Rating:6

Reviews for Blood Alley

Review - Blood Alley

Mildly entertaining albeit totally ridiculous. The number of times the Chinese navy managed to land a shell right next to the boat without hitting it anywhere damaging was amazing. There was a little chemistry between Wayne and Bacall, but the relationship made little sense in the context of the plot. The various Americans that were playing Chinese was also a bit hard to take.
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