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The Unguarded Moment (1956)

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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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 Janssen ...
Josie Warren (as Dani Crayne)
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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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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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Working title: "The Gentle Web" See more »

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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 »

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Lieutenant Harry Graham: You can lie about a lot of things, but fingerprints don't lie.
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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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Fun suspenseful drama
12 January 2004 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Esther Williams gets her first post MGM starring role and gets off

to a good start. This film is a well acted entertaining suspense

with a mature theme that would be repeated a million times more

in the future - innocent girl stalked creepy woman hater. Esther

looks great and if she wanted to, probably could have gone on to

do more and better films but according to her autobiography,

pretty much gave up working for marriage. Either way she is so

likable and engaging that its fun to see her in a totally different role

outside of the 'swimming musical'. Universal was fabulous for

making films with former MGM stars after that studio began

dropping its biggest names as it began to slide down hill. Stars

like Lana Turner, June Allyson and others got to make quality first

rate films at Universal as they obviously still had drawing power at

the box office. I wish Esther had made more but since she didnt, it

makes this one all the more special.


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