Blood Alley on VHS. Starring John Wayne, Lauren Bacall. With Paul Fix, Joy Kim, Berry Kroeger, Mike Mazurki, Anita Ekberg. Directed by William A. Wellman, John Wayne. 1955.
From the box:
The Place — Chiku Shan, China!
The Time — Almost Too Late!
The Only Way Out — Blood Alley!
At his career prime John “Duke” Wayne stars as Tom Wilder. Big-hearted, iron-fisted and patriotic, Wilder braves dangerous waters and pursuing Red Chinese forces as he steers a boatload of Chinese refugees along the 300-mile waterway called Blood Alley to freedom’s shores. Joining Wayne is Lauren Bacall, who could burn holes in hearts with what Hollywood called “The Look”. For the first time ever, she plays a rough outdoor role, one she described as requiring “no tea drinking with the pinky uplifted”.
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