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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
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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Trivia

Although the credits call John Saxon a 'new personality," he had made three prior film appearances including a billed role in "Running Wild" in 1955. 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

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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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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