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Twilight Women (1952)
"Women of Twilight" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  15 May 1953 (USA)
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An unmarried nightclub singer, Vivanne Bruce, is thrown on her own when her lover, Jerry Nolan, is arrested for murder. Searching for a place to live, she eventually finds a room in a ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Helen 'Nelly' Alistair
René Ray ...
Vivianne Bruce (as Rene Ray)
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Chris Ralston, the New Mother
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Jerry Nolan
Vida Hope ...
Jessie Smithson, Her Accomplice
Joan Dowling ...
Rosie Gordon, the Giggling Boarder
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Olga
Dorothy Gordon ...
Sally, the Mad Boarder
Ingeborg von Kusserow ...
Lili, the German Boarder (as Ingeborg Wells)
Mary Germaine ...
Veronica
Clare James ...
Molly
Betty Henderson ...
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An unmarried nightclub singer, Vivanne Bruce, is thrown on her own when her lover, Jerry Nolan, is arrested for murder. Searching for a place to live, she eventually finds a room in a boarding-house ran by "Nellie" Alistair, a ruthless woman who provides room-and-board for unmarried mothers with an ulterior motive...selling children for adoption. Vivanne resents having to share a room with Chris Ralston, who arrives with her young son, but they become friends when Chris intervenes on Vivanne's behalf in an argument with another boarder. Vivanne is caring for Chris' child, and, when it becomes ill, she turns to "Nellie" for help but is refused. The baby dies and Vivanne fights with "Nellie", who pushes her down a flight of stairs. A doctor and a nurse are called and Vivanne delivers a daughter. The police are notified by the nurse when the nature of the boarding house is ascertained, and "Nellie" is arrested. Vivanne gives her new-born baby to Chris to "replace" her own because she ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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In a manner most alarming, she took up baby farming
16 April 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Other than for the presence of Laurence Harvey in a supporting role, Twilight Women would be long forgotten today. Some interesting performances characterize this film about a topic that would be seldom mentioned on the Code driven American cinema.

The topic is unwed mothers and Freda Jackson's home for them in London. An outwardly charitable woman, Jackson is quite ruthless and a touch mad as her only interest is getting control of the infants and selling them on the black market. And of course staying way below the radar of law enforcement and social welfare.

Harvey is the criminal father of Rene Ray's baby and is scheduled to hang for a murder which he does. Ray's struggle to survive against Jackson is what drives the film. Jackson however gets the kudos, you will not soon forget that woman. It's what gives this rather cheap production the reason to see it.


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