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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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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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14 December 1959 (USA)  »

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Mystery at Tiger Bay  »

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English-speaking film debut of Horst Buchholz. See more »

Goofs

When Superintendent Graham is taking Gillie to the ship, the number plate of the following police car changes between scenes. See more »

Quotes

Gillie: [Holding his gun] Stick 'em up!
Korchinsky: Drop that gun!
Gillie: Don't move. I got yuh covered... It's loaded. Come any nearer and I'll shoot. I mean it. It's loaded. Put your hands up! Go on... put 'em up!
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One of a Kind
11 May 2000 | by (Dayton, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on television as a child. After almost 40 years, it still stays in my mind, and I can, even now, remember certain scenes, especially the ending. To me, this is what movies are all about. I don't own a DVD player and, unfortunately, this movie seems to be available only on DVD. Ah well, I suppose I'll have to buy a DVD player soon. Give yourself a rare treat and watch this movie. I guarantee you'll be moved. You may even find yourself with a tear in your eye.


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