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||IMDB Rating: 6.3/10 from 1,941 votes
||Release: 1 October 1955 (USA) /
||Genre: Action, Adventure
||Director: William A. Wellman,
||Stars: Anita Ekberg, Berry Kroeger, John Wayne, Joy Kim, Lauren Bacall, Mike Mazurki, Paul Fix
||Synopsis: A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local villagers, is "shanghaied" into transporting the whole village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer. Written by Jim Beaver <[email protected]>
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I was sparked to comment after reading another user comment here that
contended Blood Alley is one of John Wayne's worst films. It may not be
at the top of the heap, but it's far from the bottom. It well
accomplishes what it sets out to do--entertain: fun, engrossing,
action-packed and--on the wide-screen edition DVD I have--beautiful to
The reviewer especially criticized Wayne's frequent side comments to
"Baby" and the film's having non-Orientals playing the Chinese. I
didn't find either factor a deterrent to my enjoyment. First, I took
Baby to be Wayne's guardian angel more than an imaginary girlfriend.
And I think his occasional comment to her was fitting. Yeah, the
Captain Wilder got a little dotty after spending all those years alone
in that cell. His hangup about "tennis shoes" was another example of
his having gone a bit stir crazy.
Having non-Orientals play Chinese or Japanese was not uncommon in the
Hollywood of yesteryear. Remember Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto? And closer
to our time David Carradine in Kung Fu. I never understood why this is
a stumbling-block for some people. And in Blood Alley the American
actors playing Chinese did a great job.
Paul Fix first and foremost gets a nod. He made Mr. Tso a distinct
character through mannerisms and distinctive sage-like speech. I
especially liked the scene where Captain Wilder told him to toss that
ornate sculpture in the furnace to fuel the ship, "That'll burn" Duke
says, but Fix calmly notes how a craftsman put 10 years of his life
into creating it. Here was a man who respected and had appreciation for
the intangible things, like beauty and like freedom, which is what Mr.
Tso was risking his life to help his townspeople regain.
Mike Mazurki also gets kudos for putting in a great performance as Big
Hans. No, he didn't really look Oriental, but he brought weight to his
part, especially in his first scene. You could tell that he was a guy
you could count on. And for film buffs familiar with Mazurki, wasn't it
nice to see him playing a good guy for a change?
Finally, the reviewer said Lauren Bacall was wooden. Well, was she ever
among Hollywood's most dynamic actresses? I thought she did a good job
with what she had to work with. She did seem tacked onto the film and
her story was secondary to the main plot. I never did get a firm grasp
on the subplot involving her father or why she ran off in the ship
graveyard. However, she did sizzle in the scenes in the pilot house,
especially when coming between Wilder and the ship's wheel. Yes, this
film was not her finest hour, but Bacall certainly redeemed herself in
The Shootist and proved she did indeed have an on-screen chemistry with
Admittedly Blood Alley does not have a place in the crowded pantheon of
GREAT John Wayne films, but it is certainly not among his worst! And as
a huge fan of the Duke I can't even suggest a film for that dishonor.
For me, any film featuring John Wayne is going to be better than most
anything else on at the same time.
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