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Portrait of a Sinner (1959)
"The Rough and the Smooth" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  October 1959 (UK)
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Young blonde woman seems to destroy everyone she comes in contact with.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ila Hansen
Tony Britton ...
Mike Thompson
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Reg Barker
Natasha Parry ...
Margaret Goreham
Norman Wooland ...
David Fraser
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Lord Drewell
Tony Wright ...
Jack
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Jane Buller
Joyce Carey ...
Mrs. Thompson
John Welsh ...
Dr. Thompson
Martin Miller ...
Michael Ward ...
Headwaiter
Edward Chapman ...
Willy Catch
Norman Pierce ...
Barman
Beatrice Varley ...
Hotel Manager
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Young blonde woman seems to destroy everyone she comes in contact with.

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Portrait of a Sinner  »

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Freddie Francis initially was DoP, but was replaced by Otto Heller. See more »

Quotes

Mike Thompson: Driver, is that your cab outside?
Taxi Driver: Sorry. Engaged.
Mike Thompson: Oh. Well, is there a rank anywhere around?
Taxi Driver: No.
Mike Thompson: Could I get one by telephone?
Taxi Driver: No.
Mike Thompson: Well, look, when you've dropped your passenger, could you come back for me?
Taxi Driver: Sorry. Going 'ome.
Mike Thompson: Well, thanks for being the soul of courtesy... and a great help
Taxi Driver: Is it my fault if I happen to be booked up before your highness come along? Why don't you ask my passenger to share. You never know your luck.
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Symphony No.5
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Music by Franz Schubert
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A very Muddled Film
24 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

There are several interweaving plot lines to this film, and none of them seem to go anywhere. The basic plot line is that Mike Thompson (Tony Britton), a young socialite who is engaged to be married, picks up Nadja Tiller in a London pub. The pair have an affair which all but ruins Thompson's life.

Everything about this film is unreal. I have been in many London pubs, and I can assure anyone reading this that the possibility of seeing anyone like Nadja Tiller in a London pub, let alone of picking her up, is about as remote as the Antarctic.

The direction is so-so, the acting and casting is OK. Tony Britton's part is a bit of a nonentity. Nadja Tiller is hot, and one wonders if the muddled film is due not to incompetence but to the scissors of the overzealous British film censors. But at the end of the film you find yourself asking yourself: "What was that all about?"


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