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The Quiet Woman (1951)

Coastal pub proprietress is inveigled into a smuggling plot.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

John Gilling (screenplay), Ruth Adam (from an original story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Derek Bond ... Duncan
Jane Hylton ... Jane
Dora Bryan ... Elsie
Michael Balfour Michael Balfour ... Lefty
John Horsley ... Bromley
Harry Towb ... Jim Cranshaw
Dianne Foster ... Helen
Peter Madren Peter Madren ... Willis
Michael Logan Michael Logan ... Police Sergeant
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Storyline

Coastal pub proprietress is inveigled into a smuggling plot.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1951 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Tempean Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dora Bryan replaced Diana Dors, who had quarreled with the director. See more »

Goofs

When Elsie draws beer from the barrel, she only touches the glass against the tap and it is instantly full. In reality she would need to turn the tap and wait while the glass filled. See more »

Quotes

Duncan McLeod: Morning, Jane. Lovely morning.
Jane Foster: Good morning, Mr McLeod.
Duncan McLeod: Did I mention that my other name was Duncan?
Jane Foster: I believe you did. I don't remember mentioning that mine was Jane.
Duncan McLeod: Obviously an oversight
Jane Foster: [looking at him painting] I'm glad to see that you do something else besides smuggling.
Duncan McLeod: Oh, yes.
Jane Foster: Why do you smuggle?
Duncan McLeod: Keeps me out of mischief. I'm afraid you take rather a poor view of me, don't you?
Jane Foster: Possibly. It's quite a normal view to take of people who break laws. I mean, willfully break them.
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8 August 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Setting the film on the coast gives this film the advantage of being different from the majority of thrillers which are set on the mean streets of London.so I suppose you could coin a new descriptive phrase,film mere,for this film. It relies far more on the acting than the story,which you could describe as a lot of old rope.Dora Bryan and Michael Balfour give excellent support to the rather leaden leads. This film rather let's itself down by some truly dreadful process photography,which rather highlights the financial constraints placed on the production.There is not a lot more to be said about this film so I will conclude the review.


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