SEEN IN VANCOUVER #344: A 50 Year Old Film About Straightening Out On The DTES

We’re digging the 1962 film Hastings Street. Think ex-cons, petty criminals, jerk cops, cagey hookers, drugs, smokes, whiskey, and Save On Meats all in original, fifty year old black and white. Larry Kent’s first movie was about a fella fresh out of prison and trying to get enough dough to get his neck above water on the DTES, presented fresh in all its seedy former (and still very present) glory. Money quote: ”I haven’t seen you since that night in Coquitlam.” The whole thing is just…wow (hat tip: JC).

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4 Responses to “SEEN IN VANCOUVER #344: A 50 Year Old Film About Straightening Out On The DTES”

  1. Darcy McGee on February 23rd, 2012 7:05 am

    Never going to happen my friend. The DTES has reached the critical mass that’s going to make it well nigh impossible to raise the standard of living.

  2. Keith on February 23rd, 2012 10:12 am

    Some shocking revelations here. The bus driver used to give change!?

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