The Siege of Sidney Street


1h 33m 1961

Brief Synopsis

As armed police surround a house in the East End of London, a young lady under medical supervision nearby thinks back to the events that lead her and a group of Russian refugee political anarchists to this situation.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Siege of Hell Street
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 6 Dec 1961
Production Company
Mid-Century Film Productions
Distribution Company
United Producers Releasing Organization
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Peter heads a gang of militant Russian exiles living in London who have terrorized the city with robbery and murder in order to acquire funds needed for their anarchist ends. Sara, a young orphaned Russian refugee, meets Peter in the club where she sings and is drawn to him. When she learns that Peter, along with members of his gang including Yoska, Svaars, and Dmitrieff, participated in a bank robbery in which a man was murdered, she is horrified, but Peter justifies his crimes as fighting oppression. Meanwhile, Inspector Mannering, posing as a wanted man frequenting the East End dives, finally tracks down the gang. During this time he gets to know and understand Sara and the reasons for her complicity. However, further acts of crime and butchery by the gang arouse the entire nation and the anarchists flee to a hideout at 100 Sidney Street. On January 3, 1911, the police surround the neighborhood and close in for the siege.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Siege of Hell Street
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 6 Dec 1961
Production Company
Mid-Century Film Productions
Distribution Company
United Producers Releasing Organization
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Released in London in October 1960. Also known as The Siege of Hell Street.