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Hell's Half Acre


Hell's Half Acre was written directly for the screen by Steve Fisher, whose [[Feature~V24148~I Wake Up Screaming~iwakeupscreaming]] remains one of the definitive "film noirs". The scene is a rundown section of Honolulu, where there dwells a group of wannabes, hasbeens and never-weres. While trying to go straight in this environment, ex-racketeer Chet Chester (Wendell Corey) is shaken down by his former criminal cohorts. Chester's girl friend Rose (Nancy Gates) kills one of his tormentors, whereupon...more