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
MURDER...enacted before the eyes of a little girl. She alone has the proof the police are searching for.
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Did You Know?
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
I wouldn't have you for a friend, Gillie.
The Lord's My Shepherd
Lyrics by Francis Rous
Music by Jessie Seymour Irvine
Performed by Hayley Mills See more