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Ruth Ellis (Miranda Richardson) was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom. The execution was performed by Albert Pierrepoint.
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Debut theatrical movie of Miranda Richardson.
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This film was released in the 30th Anniversary year of the death of Ruth Ellis.
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The film's title theme song "Would You Dance With a Stranger" performed by Mari Wilson was a UK pop chart-topper when it was released.
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The film won the Award of the Youth for a Foreign Film, at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival, with the gong being awarded to Director Mike Newell.
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Miranda Richardson was the first actress to portray Ruth Ellis in a theatrical movie, though Georgina Hale had played her previously in an episode of Lady Killers (1980). Mary Stockley played Ellis in Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005).
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Events depicted in this movie, in 1955, contributed to the gradual abolition of capital punishment in the UK, which began in 1965, but was only finalized in 2004.
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Miranda Richardson won the Best Actress award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for her performance in this film.
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Years after Ellis' execution, one of her solicitors revealed to Scotland Yard that he had concealed the fact that Desmond Cussen, who was a friend of his, had provided Ruth with the gun and driven her to the pub where she shot and killed David Blakely.
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The real-life date of Ruth Ellis' execution was July 13, 1955.
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This movie's opening title card reads: "Spring 1954 London."
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This movie inspired Bananarama's song "Dance With A Stranger", from their 1986 album "True Confessions".
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This was based on a true story.
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This movie was significant in escalating the film careers of Rupert Everett and Miranda Richardson.
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The car Desmond Cussen drives is a two-tone 1955 Ford Zephyr Six convertible.
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The film's closing epilogue reads: "Ruth Ellis was hanged on July 13, 1955, at H.M. Prison, Holloway."
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