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Release Date:
January 1962 (USA) See more »
This is DARING seldom seen on the movie screen! This is DRAMA so powerful .. it stuns the senses! See more »
A young rape victim tries desperately to pick up the pieces of her life, only to find herself at the mercy of a would-be rescuer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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a very nice love story See more (46 total) »


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Carroll Baker ... Mary Ann Robinson

Ralph Meeker ... Mike

Mildred Dunnock ... Mrs. Gates

Jean Stapleton ... Shirley Johnson

Martin Kosleck ... Landlord
Charles Watts ... Warren Gates

Clifton James ... Detective Bogart
George L. Smith ... Store Manager

Doris Roberts ... Mary Ann's Co-Worker
Ken Chapin ... Policeman
Anita Cooper ... Girl in 5 & 10
Ginny Baker ... Shopgirl
Tanya Lopert ... Shopgirl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy Baker ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Virginia Baker ... Girl in the 5 & 10 (uncredited)
Reid Cruickshanks ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Robert Dahdah ... Crowd (uncredited)
Mike Dana ... Gangster (uncredited)

Roger De Koven ... Bit Part (uncredited)

William Hickey ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Duke Howard ... Young Boy (uncredited)

Diane Ladd ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Warren Lyons ... College Student (uncredited)
Jane MacArthur ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Charles Matthews ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Logan Ramsey ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Peg Shirley ... Girl in 5 & 10 (uncredited)
Evelyn Wall ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Garfein 
Writing credits
Jack Garfein (screenplay) &
Alex Karmel (screenplay)

Alex Karmel (novel "Mary Ann")

Produced by
George Justin .... producer
Original Music by
Aaron Copland 
Cinematography by
Eugen Schüfftan (director of photography) (as Eugen Shuftan)
Film Editing by
Carl Lerner 
Casting by
Allan Dennis  (as Allen Dennis)
Art Direction by
Albert Brenner 
Richard Day 
Set Decoration by
Jack Wright Jr. 
Costume Design by
Frank L. Thompson 
Makeup Department
Herman Buchman .... makeup artist
Mary Roche .... hair stylist
Production Management
Steve Bono .... production supervisor
Jim Di Gangi .... production supervisor (as Jim DiGangi)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Di Gangi .... assistant director (as Jim DiGangi)
Angelo Laiacona .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound effects
Jim Shields .... sound (as James Shields)
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Barr .... chief grip
David Golden .... chief electrician
Albert Taffet .... camera operator
Tom Volpe .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Florence Foy .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Hugh A. Robertson .... assistant editor
Music Department
Aaron Copland .... conductor
Transportation Department
Mickey Adley .... transportation
Other crew
Saul Bass .... title designer
Warren Lyons .... production assistant
Gordon Phillips .... dialogue supervisor
Robert Rosenblum .... production assistant
Betty Todd .... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Todd)
Crew believed to be complete

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113 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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Carroll Baker says, "The production company wouldn't pay Aaron Copland's fee to do the score, so Jack (Garfein) and I paid him ourselves. I had to appear in two or three westerns after that just to make up the difference."See more »
Mary Ann Robinson:Why do you want me to stay?
Mike:You're my last chance.
Mary Ann Robinson:I'm what?
Mike:I said, you're my last chance.
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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
a very nice love story, 14 December 2000
Author: ( from spokane WA

I taped this movie off the air some years ago and liked it enough to view it every once in a while. I think both Carroll Baker and Ralph Meeker did good work. Carroll Baker's Mary Ann Robinson had to get over her rape and Ralph Meeker had to find redemption for something in his past. Some may find the ending overly sentimental but I think that Carroll Baker's acting at that juncture was true to life and very appealing.

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