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Safe in Hell (1931) was a Drama Film directed by William A. Wellman .

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Clearing Out My DVR: Safe in Hell (it was hell!)

By FlickChick on Oct 29, 2018 From A Person in the Dark

I love my DVR. Next to the Keurig coffee maker and the GPS, it is an invention that changed my life for the better. However, unlike the coffee maker, which gratifies me instantly with hot coffee and the GPS, that provides quick and (usually) correct directions, the DVR requires that I actually watch... Read full article


Dorothy Mackaill in Safe in Hell (1931)

By shadowsandsatin on Jul 24, 2017 From Shadows and Satin

The opening of Safe in Hell is a bit deceptive. The film?s title appears on screen, with its block-style, capital letters filled in with a silent roar of angry flames. Meanwhile, the music we hear conjures a scene from the late 1800s, perhaps a pair of ladies strolling through the park with ankle-le... Read full article


SAFE IN HELL ( 1931 )

By Theresa Brown on Sep 13, 2015 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

Was there any director who could expertly tackle so many different genres as?William A. Wellman? When I look over his filmography, I see he?s one tough cookie. His films look issues squarely in the eye. Think about his gangster, western, war,?adventure, ?satire?and message movies. Many of his films ... Read full article


SAFE IN HELL (1931) from Warner Archive: When it Comes to Pre-Code, Seeing is Believing

By Will McKinley on Oct 13, 2012 From Cinematically Insane

?Black & white movies are so boring and fake,? a co-worker once said to me, with an accompanying look of disgust usually afforded to those who belch audibly in public places. In my younger days, I might have taken the bait and tried to plead my case. But now that I’m older (and lazier), I ... Read full article


Safe in Hell (1931) (1)

By Angela on Nov 2, 2010 From Hollywood Revue

Gilda Karlson (Dorothy Mackaill) had been working as a secretary until she g0t involved with a man named Piet (Ralf Harolde), who caused her to lose her job.? Unable to get any other work, she turned to working as a lady of the night to support herself.? One night, she’s called to entertain a ... Read full article


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In New York, newspaper advertising featured a warning that "Safe in Hell" was "NOT Recommended for Children".
At a time when most African-Americans were stereotyped, both Nina Mae McKinney and Clarence Muse were the two most reputable characters in the movie. Although their parts in the script are written in dialect, both spoke normally.
Vitaphone production reels #5056-5063.
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