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|Directed by||Charles Marquis Warren|
|Produced by||John C. Champion|
|Written by||John C. Champion|
Charles Marquis Warren
|Cinematography||Ernest W. Miller|
|Distributed by||Commandeer Films|
Hellgate is a 1952 American Western film directed by Charles Marquis Warren and starring Sterling Hayden. It was the second of three films Warren made for Robert L. Lippert as a writer/director.
Hellgate Prison is an aptly named facility in the desert where the worst criminals are sent. Hanley, a veterinarian and former Civil War soldier, is falsely accused and convicted of a crime. He is sentenced to this hellish place.
He immediately gets on the wrong side of Voorhees, a vicious guard, and Redfield, a mean convict. Hanley will need to fight his way out, particularly when the prisoners are afflicted with an epidemic of a spreading plague.