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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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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
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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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November 1956 (USA)  »

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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 »

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When the kids enter the "Sugar Shack" at the end, the juke box suddenly begins playing music, even though no one is anywhere near it to start it. See more »

Quotes

Leonard Bennett: [to Lois at police headquarters] Miss Conway, tell him to leave me alone.
Lieutenant Harry Graham: You're not in school now. Miss Conway can't do anything.
Lois Conway: [Sarcastically] You've lost me my job, my reputation, and most of my friends. What would you like me to do for you, Leonard.
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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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A trashy hoot!
16 March 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Laughable melodrama featuring Esther Williams--straying too far from the swimming tank--as a totally innocent music teacher who attracts the unwanted advances of a lustful (and, I would say, psychologically damaged) teenage student (John Saxon, who admirably doesn't go too far with the wild-eyed bit). Saxon would like to teach Esther a thing or two about the birds and the bees, and judging from her complacent demeanor she could probably use it! Worse, when she complains to the boy's father, the snarling wolf sexually harasses her too! Strictly B-grade stuff, although Edward Andrews is impressively creepy as Saxon's father, Williams OK in a fairly hopeless role. Actress Rosalind Russell co-wrote the story, but perhaps was too old to play the lead herself. *1/2 from ****


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