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13 West Street

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13 West Street
13 West Street .jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byPhilip Leacock
Produced byWilliam Bloom
Alan Ladd
Screenplay byBernard C. Schoenfeld
Robert Presnell Jr.
Based onThe Tiger Among Us (1957) by Leigh Brackett
StarringAlan Ladd
Rod Steiger
Music byGeorge Duning
CinematographyCharles Lawton, Jr.
Edited byAl Clark
Color processBlack and white
Production
company
Ladd Enterprises
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 6, 1962 (1962-06-06)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

13 West Street is a 1962 American neo noir crime film directed by Philip Leacock and starring Rod Steiger and Alan Ladd.[1] It was based on the novel The Tiger Among Us (1957) by Leigh Brackett, who called the film "very, very dull".[2]

Plot

For no discernible reason, scientist Walt Sherill is assaulted and viciously beaten by a group of well-dressed young men. When the police, including investigating officer Detective Koleski, are in his opinion too slow in finding the culprits, Sherill decides to go after them on his own.

A private investigator's work leads him to Chuck Landry, the gang's leader. Sherill's non-stop search for revenge causes one member of the gang to commit suicide. Landry counters by kidnapping Sherill's wife, Tracey, and the private eye is killed.

Sherill goes directly to the boy's home and beats him savagely. On the verge of killing him, Sherill finally relents, turning Landry over to Koleski to be placed under arrest.

Cast

Production

Leigh Brackett's novel The Tiger Among Us was originally published in 1957.[3] Film rights were purchased by producer Charles Schnee, who had just left MGM and signed a deal with Columbia Pictures. He hired John Michael Hayes to write the script.[4] John Wayne was announced as a possible star.[5] It was then reported that Valentine Davies was working on the script, which had been retitled Fear No Evil.[6] Production plans were delayed when Schnee announced he was leaving Columbia, claiming he was unable to get any of his films in development made because of "almost insurmountable casting difficulties."[7]|author=The project stayed with Columbia and was assigned to producer Boris Kaplan. Roger Presnell wrote a version of the script.[8] Philip Leacock was given the job as director and Alan Ladd and Rod Steiger were cast in the leads.[9]|author=The title The Tiger Among Us was changed out of fear audiences might expect a jungle film. The new title was 13 East Street then Alan Ladd requested "east" be changed to "west". "The story concerns a teenage gang from Los Angeles east side but I suggested the locale be switched to the swank purlieu of Bel Air", said Ladd. "I have nothing against Bel Air but I want to show that juvenile delinquency can breed in exclusive areas too."[10]

Filming started April 1961.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ Richard Harland Smith, "13 West Street", Turner Classic Movies accessed 12 January 2013
  2. ^ Brackett, Leigh (July 1975). "Leigh Brackett — An Audio Interview" (Interview). Interviewed by Tony Macklin. Archived from the original on 2015-03-28. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 55m
  3. ^ ANTHONY BOUCHER (13 Jan 1957). "Report on Criminals at Large". New York Times. p. BR11.
  4. ^ Schallert, Edwin (4 Oct 1957). "Henreid Will Direct 'Take Five From Five' Teen-age Scourge Due". Los Angeles Times. p. A9.
  5. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Oct 14, 1957). "Bromfield Seeks Desi Arnaz as Star; Wills Livens 'Hell Bent Kid'". Los Angeles Times. p. C11.
  6. ^ "FILM EVENTS: Anna Lee in Hudson Film Play". Los Angeles Times. Aug 23, 1958. p. 12.
  7. ^ THOMAS M. PRYOR (Jan 30, 1959). "WALD, NEGULESCO TO TEAM ON FILM: Director and Producer Will Make 'Best of Everything' -- Schnee Settles Pact". New York Times. p. 33.
  8. ^ "ALAN LADD FILM NAMES DIRECTOR: Robert Webb Is Signed for 'Guns of Timberland' -- Columbia Adds Writers". New York Times. Mar 24, 1959. p. 45.
  9. ^ Hopper, Hedda (15 Mar 1961). "'Critic's Choice' Film to Star Hank Fonda". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. b5.
  10. ^ Scott, John L. (Nov 19, 1961). "Marriage at First Sight". Los Angeles Times. p. O22.
  11. ^ Scheuer, Philip K. (Apr 20, 1961). "California 'Feud' Will Engage Ladd: zanuck Consults Litterateurs; Gordons Package Lee Remick". Los Angeles Times. p. B13.

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