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Tread Softly Stranger (1958)

| Crime, Drama | 1958 (USA)
An irresistible temptress causes trouble between two brothers when the more handsome charismatic ones turns up, leading to robbery and death.

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Calico
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Johnny Mansell
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Dave Mansell
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Paddy Ryan
Jane Griffiths ...
Sylvia
Joseph Tomelty ...
Joe Ryan
Thomas Heathcote ...
Sergeant Lamb
Russell Napier ...
Potter
Norman Macowan ...
Danny (as Norman MacOwan)
Maureen Delaney ...
Mrs. Finnegan (as Maureen Delany)
Betty Warren ...
Flo
Chris Fay ...
Eric Downs
Terry Baker ...
Young Rough
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Fletcher
John Salew ...
Pawnbroker
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An irresistible temptress causes trouble between two brothers when the more handsome charismatic ones turns up, leading to robbery and death.

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Some men don't understand a GOOD-TIME GIRL!

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Calico: You can say what you like to me but you can't change me, and you can't hurt me. I've no pride where you're concerned and I don't give up easily. Remember, I come from a slum. From the gutter where it's quite a step up even to the pavement. I never had a home. I never had a father my mother could put a name to. I never had a thing. Until one day I found that I was attractive to the opposite sex. I discovered my legs weren't made just to stand on. I had one talent. Most people haven't got any. So...
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Tread Softly Stranger
Written by Richard Dix and Jack Fishman
Performed by Jim Dale
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Suspenseful British "B"
23 November 2015 | by (Baltimore MD) – See all my reviews

When the British make a "B" movie, they tend to get it right -- and "Tread Softly Stranger" is a good example. George Baker as Johnny has left London and returned to his childhood home -- a scraggy northern town -- to escape the bookmakers who are screaming for his hide. His brother, Dave, a payroll clerk at a local steel mill, is a wimp, hopelessly smitten with next door neighbor Diana Dors. When the brothers set out to heist the mill's payroll, everything that can possibly go wrong does -- no surprise. But there's a nifty twist at the end that certainly is surprising. The atmosphere -- from grubby pubs to the factory's blistering operations -- provide a colorful backdrop. Worth watching.


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