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The Unguarded Moment (1956)

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A beautiful teacher is protective of a high school boy who sexually harassed her, and later he becomes a murder suspect.

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Cast

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Lois Conway
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Lt. Harry Graham
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Leonard Bennett
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Mr. Bennett
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Mr. Pendleton
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Dani Crayne ...
Josie Warren
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Sandy
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Attorney Briggs (as Edward C. Platt)
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Mr. Pendleton's Secretary
Robert Williams ...
Detective (as Robert B. Williams)
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Storyline

A woman has recently been murdered. A teacher at the nearby high school receives threatening notes from a student. Detective Graham is the only one who believes that she is in danger. She fingers the boy, a popular student. Her teaching career is threatened, as is her life. The detective looks for evidence, and brings him in on burglary and murder charges. Both crimes are solved. Written by Audrey B. Morris

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THE PRETTY TEACHER AND THE BOY WHO GREW UP TOO FAST! See more »


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November 1956 (USA)  »

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The Gentle Web  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay was based on an original story that Rosalind Russell had written for herself in the 40s. Her schedule was busy and by the time it was developed by Universal into a film in 1956, she was too old for the role. In addition, she had played a sexually frustrated, matronly teacher the previous year in "Picnic." See more »

Goofs

During the football game sequence, the quarterback throws a pass that is far too deep for receiver John Saxon to catch, but on the next cut it drops into his arms perfectly for the touchdown. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Harry Graham: You can lie about a lot of things, but fingerprints don't lie.
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Crazy Credits

Although John Saxon was billed conventionally in the opening titles, during the end titles there is one card listing the entire cast followed by a visual of John Saxon with the words "You have just seen a new personality JOHN SAXON." See more »

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classic esther williams
23 January 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

An extremely enjoyable film which sees Esther Williams battle the stereotype of the single woman in the not-so-fabulous '50s. For anyone who prefers the noir side of 1950s cinema (ie Cape Fear as opposed to Oklahoma) it portrays both the dark side of human nature and the seething naivety of the decade. After hearing about Esther's biography it was amusing to see her in a role which so strongly defended her sexual innocence!


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