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Tiger Bay (1959)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 14 December 1959 (USA)
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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(short story "Rodolphe et le Revolver") (as Noel Calef), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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
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Anya
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Mrs. Phillips
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Barclay
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Det. Sgt. Harvey
Shari ...
Christine
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'POLOMA' Captain
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'POLOMA' 1st. Officer
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Dr. Das
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P.C. Williams
Marianne Stone ...
Mrs. Williams
Rachel Thomas ...
Mrs. Parry
Brian Hammond ...
Dal 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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A Spellbinder that beats with the pounding suspense of Manhunt! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

English-speaking film debut of Horst Buchholz. 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

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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Soundtracks

Ugly Woman
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Trinidadian calypso
Lyrics and Music by Roaring Lion
Sung and danced at a street wedding reception
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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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