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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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14 December 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mystery at Tiger Bay  »

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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

Gillie: Why did you do it? You know, shoot her?
Korchinsky: I got angry... like a madman.
Gillie: Why?
Korchinsky: I don't know... because I loved her so much maybe. I came back to marry her. Then she said, just like that, "I don't want you anymore."
Gillie: Why didn't she want you anymore?
Korchinsky: She got someone else. A gentleman.
Gillie: Got more cash, I suppose. I know! It's that man with the car. Horrid man. Always hanging around our place. You shoulda shot him instead.
Korchinsky: I didn't want to shoot anyone.
Gillie: But it was his fault! And I'll tell you another ...
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Referenced in La mentira tiene cabellos rojos (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lord's My Shepherd
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Rous
Music by Jessie Seymour Irvine
Performed by Hayley Mills
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13 October 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Mills, Hayley that is (in her first screen role), completely steals the movie, from more seasoned film veterans. It is easy to see why Walt Disney was struck with her talent, and placed her under contract. The film has heart to spare, and is a real gem. It may be hard to find, but it is more than worth the search. Hayley and the entire cast are great!


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