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Turn the Key Softly (1953)

After three women are released from prison, we follow them for their first day of freedom.

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Monica Marsden
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David
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Stella Jarvis
Kathleen Harrison ...
Granny Quilliam
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Mrs. Rowan, landlady
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Joan
Glyn Houston ...
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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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An Intimate Study in Passion and Suspense...!

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3 February 1954 (USA)  »

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Amartolo parelthon  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Joan Collins (Stella) is shown outside a cinema where "The Snows of Kilimanjaro", starring Gregory Peck, is playing. Five years later, Joan would be co-starring with Gregory in "The Bravados". See more »

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Near the start of the film, a Piccadilly train arrives at an underground station bearing the destination board Uxbridge. When it arrives at the next station the destination has miraculously changed to Hounslow. See more »

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Plaisir d'amour
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Written by Johann Martini
Arranged by Mischa Spoliansky
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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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