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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

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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Storyline

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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merchant marine | murder | tomboy | gun | liar | See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Mystery at Tiger Bay  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The role for Gillie was originally written for a boy. When J. Lee Thompson went to see John Mills, he noticed that tomboy Hayley Mills had her hair like a boy, and he offered her the part. 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

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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Soundtracks

The Lord's My Shepherd
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Rous
Music by Jessie Seymour Irvine
Performed by Hayley Mills
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Unforgettable. Worth any effort needed to see it.
23 April 2002 | by (London, ON) – See all my reviews

It's been a long time since I first saw this movie, but it's one that I'll likely never forget. Hayley Mills is truly a joy to watch. She portrays the many moods with ease and is deservedly one of the best-loved child stars. Horst Buchholz gives a very believable portrayal of a young man betrayed and bewildered by the action of his girlfriend and of his murdering her. Hayley as Gillie is the strong one in this movie. She is the one who hides him and protects him after getting the gun from him. She seems to relish her role. As others have said already the ending seems to be lacking true zest. I actually can't remember what happened. However, the rest of the movie, showing the wonderful interaction between Gillie and the sailor is more than worth the price of admission or the DVD.


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