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Portrait of a Sinner (1959)

The Rough and the Smooth (original title)
Young blonde woman seems to destroy everyone she comes in contact with.

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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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"Only when you are with me...can you feel alive ...I promise you everything except tomorrow." See more »

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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: You beautiful, blonde bitch!
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Featured in Trailer Cinema (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No.5
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Schubert
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Characters in search of a plot
15 November 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film gives the impression that it has had about six writers involved at different times.Each writer invents another character and plot line and then moves on.The next plot writer then abandons the previous plot and starts afresh.The only constants being that the Nadja Tiller character wreaks emotional destruction wherever she goes and the Tony Britton character is silly enough to take it all.It wastes some decent actors,particularly Donald Wolfitt and William Bendix.This film came in on the wave of sexual frankness that the censor was allowing.It was given an X certificate when today it would probably get a 12 at most.Maybe the producers wanted to take advantage of the situation and came totally unstuck.


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