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

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3 February 1954 (USA)  »

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Amartolo parelthon  »

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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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90 minutes entertainment
10 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Rather cliched plot, but some nice period detail, if your interested in old film of London, youll really enjoy this tearjerking melodrama. A very young Joan Collins is adorable as the easily led West End girl Stella. Plenty of other classic British Movie faces too.


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