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The Walking Stick (1970)

GP | | Crime, Drama, Romance | April 1970 (UK)
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
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Jack Foil
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Erica Dainton
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Douglas Dainton
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Arabella Dainton
Bridget Turner ...
Sarah Dainton
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Ted Sandymount
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Bertie Irons
David Savile ...
David Talbot
Derek Cox ...
Guard #1
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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When a woman hungers for love...it's easy for a man to use her. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Last cinema film of Emlyn Williams. 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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Too drawn out
2 December 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

There may be some people who will object to the core premise of "The Walking Stick" by saying that they've seen the same basic premise in other movies before. I don't object to seeing the same premise again as long as the story is retold professionally and with a fresh light. Indeed, one strength the movie has is that the performances are very good - Eggar and Hemmings manage to make their characters believable. Unfortunately, the script and direction are another matter. The story takes way too much time to get from one major plot turn to another - a lot of fat could have been trimmed before shooting started. Also, the direction for the most part is a little too low key. I'm not asking for a great deal of flashiness, but a little more life should have been put into the movie. I am not saying this is an awful or bad movie, but it is kind of disappointing.


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