Lots of films have been shot in San Francisco, but few present as many views of the City By the Bay as this one. Here's what we see: Pier 41 and the Embarcadero, Coit Tower, The Ferry Building, The Cliff House, Sutro's Baths (after the closure of the swimming baths in 1954, but during the heyday of the skating rink that took one of the bath's place until 1966--this is probably the only motion picture featuring this rare sight), lots of neighbourhoods, and--to top it all off--a car chase on the then under construction Embarcadero Freeway (since torn down due to earthquake hazard)! Add in a truly exciting and relatively believable story of drug smuggling--certainly cutting edge stuff in 1958--and you have a great little film. Of particular note is Robert Keith (the sheriff in 1954's The Wild One) as one of the twisted criminals. Whenever co-villain Eli Wallach kills someone, Keith writes down the victim's 'final words' in his little black book. And in the some things never change department, Oakland's Lake Merritt is cited as the location of a taxi theft by one of the film's numerous junkies.
The Lineup (1958) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Lineup (1958) 1080p
The Lineup is a movie starring Eli Wallach, Robert Keith, and Richard Jaeckel. In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers.
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The Synopsis for The Lineup (1958) 1080p
In San Francisco, two police inspectors are on the case when a rogue taxi driver, with the help of a rogue porter, manages to steal the suitcase of an antiques collector before running down a cop, whose dying gesture is to shoot the cabbie dead. The inspectors discover that a statuette in the suitcase contains heroin. Meanwhile, a psychopathic gangster, his malignant mentor and their dipsomaniac driver have the job of picking up the other heroin shipments, hidden in the luggage of unsuspecting travelers. All goes well until they attempt to retrieve the heroin stuffed in a Japanese doll. A little girl and her lovely young mother have the doll, but when the crooks take possession of it, they find that the heroin has mysteriously vanished.
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The Reviews for The Lineup (1958) 1080p
Terrific crime drama with great location workReviewed byJohnSealVote: 7/10
I was relaxing in my easy chair when I saw this film pop up on one of the mystery cable channels. I was very surprised and pleased at what I saw. First of all, the comments made about this film having great views of San Francisco are 100% true. I love "noir" films that set a city mood, and this was probably the best film that ever set a "San Francisco mood" with the possible exception of Dirty Harry. A friend of mine lived near the Cliff House and seeing Seal Rock Road and the Sutro Museum (used to be the Sutro Baths) was just incredible. Its just a hole in the ground now. Pier 39, now an over-sized shopping mall, was great to see as well when it was an actual shipping pier. And the movie itself was quite good. Eli Wallach played a sadistic, yet somewhat complex criminal who had no morals and yet showed flashes of compassion. Brian Keith's Father Robert played his mentor with excellence and style. This film was no high budget spectacular but more then made up for it with Siegel's excellent direction and great location scenes. I immediately went online to IMDb to try and buy the VHS or DVD but imagine my surprise when I saw it wasn't available! CMON, LETS SEE THIS ONE COME ONTO DVD!!!!
Seen the movie for the first time was a real surprise to see the way San Francisco was in the 1950's ,and the story line about drugs coming into the country and a gang of killers trying to catch the drugs as they come through port and killing off people to get their score for the big time money. The movie used the same two actors from "San Francisco Beat" ,and for the movie Don Siegel's use of camera angels really added to the film Noir look for this kind of movie.
The actors that were used for the movie were perfect for this film they add extra touch for the movie in their acting style ,but the bad thing about this movie is that it is not on DVD. You figure a movie like this should be released on DVD for all fans of classic films would be able to enjoy this film treasure it's really a shame that a movie like this is in a vault down in some studio just taking up space when movies like this should be released on DVD for all the public to see and enjoy and talk about instead of being forgotten about by time.
PS. i got my copy from www.moviehunters.TV picture is good and sound is good also might be a little grainy but it's better to see the movie than not to see the movie at all.