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Turn the Key Softly (1953)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  3 February 1954 (USA)
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After three women are released from prison, we follow them for their first day of freedom.

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Credited cast:
Yvonne Mitchell ...
Monica Marsden
Terence Morgan ...
David
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Stella Jarvis
Kathleen Harrison ...
Granny Quilliam
Thora Hird ...
Mrs. Rowan, landlady
Dorothy Alison ...
Joan
Glyn Houston ...
Bob
Geoffrey Keen ...
Mr. Gregory
Russell Waters ...
George Jenkins
Clive Morton ...
Walters
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Three women are released from Holloway prison on the same morning into the bustle of post-war London with its trolleybuses and rationing. They meet for a meal in the West End in the evening after a day trying to pick up their lives, and with at least two of them needing to decide whether it is time to start afresh. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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3 February 1954 (USA)  »

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Amartolo parelthon  »

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Clasic B & W british B picture Drama
20 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

The full gamut of life in the london of the fifties. Humor and pathos in that delicate british mix that the studios of the day excelled at. The characters are well portrayed particully that played by Kathleen Harrison. A simple tale of three women - released on the same day and time from prison - of vastly different backgrounds, the film basicly revoloves around a dinner engagment proposed and payed for by Yvonne Mitchel. The events prior and post this dinner comprise the body of the film


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