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Trailers from Hell Inspects 'The Lineup'

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by Trailers From Hell
May 23, 2014 11:30 AM
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'The Lineup'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Josh Olson takes a look at Don Siegel's savage 1958 thriller "The Lineup," the big screen adaptation of the 1950s TV series starring Warner Anderson.

Warner Anderson, star of the long-running early fifties TV show "The Lineup," repeated his role in 1958's big screen version but the real stars of director Don Siegel's brutal thriller were Eli Wallach and Robert Keith as a pair of sociopathic crooks and, of course, Siegel himself who masterminded several lethal set pieces including the hair-raising climax (involving a chase on an unfinished freeway). Seasoned TV writer Stirling Silliphant ("Route 66," "Naked City") was responsible for the screenplay and cinematographer Hal Mohr ("The Wild One," "Destry Rides Again") lensed the appropriately gritty black and white San Francisco landscapes.

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  • squeesh | June 15, 2014 2:29 AMReply

    Great underrated classic flick, and like the reviewer said, it's got some surprisingly brutal violence for a pic made in the '50's. Definitely worth tracking down if you love classic hardcore film-noir.

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