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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Richard Massingham ...
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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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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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Splendid 1953 sentimental thriller
3 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What an entertaining film! Glamour, thrills, romance, sentimentality. This is a British black and white film noir, if that's the correct description to give it, but it give a clue in the night time robbery scene, the stark prison scenes at the beginning, the clandestine meetings the leading players have in alleyways, etc. The stars all act well, particularly Kathleen Harrison as an old lag who on her release in reunited with Johnny, her little dog, who plays as leading a part as the humans here. Joan Collins in an early glamour role is as striking then as she is now over sixty years later. The leading actress is Yvonne Mitchell and her lover is the villainous Terence Morgan, a part he was adept at playing in the 1950's. I didn't want it to end, and maybe, that's the secret of a great movie, leave 'em wanting more. Films today are often too long and that's why they are rarely great any more. There is a scene where a woman very briefly walks down the stairs past Yvonne Mitchell, and I could swear it was Prunella Scales (from Fawlty Towers) but it was so brief and she's not listed.


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