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Pickup Alley Blu-ray
Action / Crime / Drama



Pickup Alley

Stylishly directed by genre film journeyman John Gilling (Plague of the Zombies), Pickup Alley is a long-unseen crime film gem, set amongst the seedy milieu of the international narcotics trade.

Spurred on by the murder of his drug-addicted sister by ruthless crime boss Frank McNally (Trevor Howard, Brief Encounter), US agent Charles Sturgis (Victor Mature, Cry of the City) launches a transnational woman-hunt for McNally’s shapely associate, Gina Broger (Anita Ekberg, Killer Nun, La dolce vita). His investigation takes him on a thrill-ride from New York to London, Lisbon, Rome, Naples and finally Athens...

A globe-trotting adventure boasting a top-tier international cast, Pickup Alley affords the viewer shockingly frank portrayals of drug addiction; a glamourous travelogue of exotic locations, and intriguing depictions of sleazy villains. Produced by Irving Allen and Cubby Broccoli’s Warwick Films, this British cult classic now makes a welcome return in High Definition with a heavy dose of new extras.

Production Year: 1957
Region Code: Free
UK Rating: 12
Running Time: 92 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: English
Subtitles: English HOH
Audio: 1.0 mono
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Colour: Black & White
TITLE NAME
Director John Gilling
Cast Victor Mature
Cast Anita Ekberg
Cast Trevor Howard
Cast André Morell
Cast Sid James

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
  • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • The Warwick Way, writer and curator Josephine Botting on the prolific and successful production company, Warwick Films
  • Original 1957 US theatrical release prologue by Congressman Hale Boggs, Chairman of the US Senate Committee of Narcotics
  • Original theatrical trailer and TV spot
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully Illustrated booklet with a newly commissioned essay by British cinema scholar Robert Murphy

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