Safe In Hell

Call girl Gilda Karlson is wanted for the murder of the man that led her into prostitution. Fleeing the authorities, she finds deadly sanctuary on an island of criminals.


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Safe In Hell
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Classic style (4)
  • Engaging (3)
  • Entertaining (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Entertainment (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (5), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Dorothy Mackaill Fan Club Member

By Gas Mask Gus

from West Hollywood, California

About Me Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Engaging
  • Funny

Cons

  • Uneven

Best Uses

  • Education
  • Entertainment

Comments about Safe In Hell:

Throughout this film, Dorothy Mackaill does the most interesting things. She really deserves a fan club, and if I were better at using technology, I'd start one.

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  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Fortunate Situation

By Mr. Archive

from NY

Comments about Safe In Hell:

To the person complaining about the print...uh, you're lucky this print even exists! Supposedly it was sourced from one remaining copy, and given the circumstances not a whole lot can be done to make it look more optimum. Sure, berate WB for making it possible for us to see it. Geez.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

WHAT A HOOT!

By Eddie

from ROYAL OAK, MI

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Action-packed
  • Classic
  • Entertaining
  • Funny

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment

    Comments about Safe In Hell:

    Great "hard-as-nails" performance by Dorothy MacKeill...who? She was one of the best wise-cracking dames of early 30's film. She's at her sassy, saucy best in this campy, steamy pot boiler set in the Caribbean. Great supporting cast: each more slimey than the next. Poor Dorothy never got the recognition she deserved; her "type" was a very crowded field in Hollywood at the time.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Pre code classic

    By Cowpoke Jim

    from Bradenton Florida

    About Me Collector, Movie Buff

    Pros

    • Classic
    • Engaging
    • Entertaining

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment

    Comments about Safe In Hell:

    very good quality considering time period.Quick delivery..5 days.

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    • No

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great film, but the print is poor.

    By Penthouse

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Collector, Movie Buff

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Engaging
    • Entertaining
    • Great directing
    • Well Shot

    Cons

    • Soft Print

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment

    Comments about Safe In Hell:

    The film was fantastic, and you can tell that the director and cinematographer knew what they were doing. Well shot and executed. Too bad the print is very soft. I imagine that the source material was not the best to work with.

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    • No

    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Excellent Film, Terrible Transfer

    By Jim the Runner

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Movie Buff

    Pros

    • Classic
    • Excellent direction
    • Rare Important film
    • Superb acting

    Cons

    • DESTROYS THE FILM
    • DO IT AGAIN PROPERLY
    • LOUSY DVD QUALITY
    • NEEDS DIGITAL REMASTERING
    • TERRIBLE TRANSFER

    Best Uses

    • Education
    • Entertainment

    Comments about Safe In Hell:

    This is a superb and important film by William Wellman, and a key film in Pre-Code history, but the transfer is so terrible, so absolutely disgraceful, that it destroys the film -- looks like a bootleg. A digital remaster would easily solve the problem; oddly, the trailer for the film has much more "snap" to the image than the film itself. You really ought to be ashamed of yourselves; a classic film, destroyed by a terrible transfer.

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    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Never Safe in Hell

    By johnr

    from Detroit MI

    About Me Collector

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Classic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment

      Comments about Safe In Hell:

      Dorothy Mackail does a great job in this pre code William A. Wellman pre code masterpiece. Dorothy plays a tough as nails prostitute who is on the lamb on an island full of criminals. It is never boring, moves at a brisk pace and all of the supporting characters are interesting. Nina Mae McKinney gets a good amount of screen time and you can't beat that!

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      • No

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