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The Walking Stick (1970)

A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first time in her ... See full summary »

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Leigh Hartley
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Deborah Dainton
Emlyn Williams ...
Jack Foil
Phyllis Calvert ...
Erica Dainton
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Douglas Dainton
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Arabella Dainton
Bridget Turner ...
Sarah Dainton
Dudley Sutton ...
Ted Sandymount
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Bertie Irons
David Savile ...
David Talbot
Derek Cox ...
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Harvey Sambrook ...
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Gwen Cherrell ...
Mrs. Hartley
Walter Horsbrugh ...
Mr. Maitland (as Walter Horsburgh)
Basil Henson ...
Insp. Malcolm
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A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first time in her life she is truly happy. This happiness is short lived, however, as little by little she discovers her partner has been lying to her about his past. It is soon revealed that he and his friends have been planning to rob the auction house that she works for and they require her inside knowledge in order to pull off the crime. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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polio | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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5 June 1970 (Italy)  »

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Trivia

The first film to feature Stanley Myers' "Cavatina" theme (later re-used to more famous advantage in 'The Deer Hunter'). See more »

Quotes

Deborah: Of course you can. What's love!? love is sex, hate, ambitious, selfishness, you name it.
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Referenced in American Sexual Revolution (1971) See more »

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Dance the Night Away
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Written by Mike Curb and Harley Hatcher
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An underrated and lovely film...
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A very beatiful low key film about a woman and a man meeting and getting to know one another little by little. Underneath, things are not what they appear to be...

In "Walking Stick" Samantha Eggar and David Hemmings give very fine and clear performances as unseeming Londoners. The actors were very hot and coveted starlets at the end of the sixties, starring in loads of ambitious films and then later never to be heard from again... Shame really, they´re brilliant.


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