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Tiger Bay (1959)

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A 12 year old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Superintendent Graham
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Korchinsky
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Gillie
Yvonne Mitchell ...
Anya
Megs Jenkins ...
Mrs. Phillips
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Barclay
George Selway ...
Det. Sgt. Harvey
Shari ...
Christine
George Pastell ...
'POLOMA' Captain
Paul Stassino ...
'POLOMA' 1st. Officer
Marne Maitland ...
Dr. Das
Meredith Edwards ...
P.C. Williams
Marianne Stone ...
Mrs. Williams
Rachel Thomas ...
Mrs. Parry
Brian Hammond ...
Dai Parry
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Gille Jenkins, a 12 year old tomboy and compulsive liar living in a sordid tenement with her single parent mother, witnesses the murder of an immigrant Polish woman living in an nearby apartment by her former boyfriend, Bronislaus Korchinski. The young merchant marine becomes distraught when he discovers that she has become the mistress of a married British sports announcer and shoots her with her own gun. Gillie lies about the circumstances in order to keep the gun which she discovers where Korchinsky hid it. She ultimately bonds with him and misleads the police in their investigation. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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MURDER...enacted before the eyes of a little girl. She alone has the proof the police are searching for. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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14 December 1959 (USA)  »

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Mystery at Tiger Bay  »

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1.66 : 1
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Hayley Mills admitted to being utterly besotted with her handsome male co-star Horst Buchholz, even though he was always putting her off her lines by goofing around behind the camera. See more »

Goofs

When Superintendent Graham has to spell out the Polish sailor's surname, he spells it "Korchinsky", but when the sailor (Horst Buchholz) signs his name, he spells it "Korczynski". See more »

Quotes

Superintendent Graham: Gillie, look at me. Now in this world we sometimes have to tell little lies to help other people out. Our friends. Now we call this being loyal. Everybody admires and loves somebody whose loyal. But sometimes it is very wrong to tell even little lies if, by doing so, we help someone bad go free. Now that's not being loyal, Gillie. That's being very wicked. Now you don't want to be wicked, do you? Now this is the one moment that you must tell me the truth. The truth, Gillie.
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Ugly Woman
Trinidadian calypso
Lyrics and Music by Roaring Lion
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one worth watching
19 July 2003 | by (sydney) – See all my reviews

this is a hidden gem... quickly, the film transports you to a different world, one of varying shades of gray, skies, people, emotions, degrees of truth.... the cinematography is surprising and fresh for a movie that is more than 40 years old, the camera angles that tell more in a one-second frame than a lot of movies nowadays take minutes to set up and then fail to do... there are no special effects, but there are plenty of moods and thoughts carried on faces in close-up and in backgrounds that move the story along.. hayley is great, the scene where she re-enacts the murder alone is worth watching the movie for.. and buchholz also is fun to see and totally credible in how his heart has pushed him in ways he never thought he would go.... a very brave man indeed..


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