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Both Sides of the Law (1953)

Street Corner (original title)
A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves 18-year-old Bridget Foster (Peggy ... See full summary »

Director:

Muriel Box

Writers:

Jan Read (based on an original story), Muriel Box (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Crawford ... WPC Susan
Peggy Cummins ... Bridget Foster
Rosamund John ... Sgt. Pauline Ramsey
Terence Morgan ... Ray
Barbara Murray ... WPC Lucy Loggart
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... David Evans
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Edna Hurran
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Muller
Michael Medwin ... Chick Farrar
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Perkins (Woman at Police Station)
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Foster
Joyce Carey ... Miss Hopkins
Dora Bryan ... Prostitute at Police Station
Maurice Denham ... Mr. Dawson
Lily Kann Lily Kann ... Mrs. Muller (as Lilly Kann)
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Storyline

A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves 18-year-old Bridget Foster (Peggy Cummins) who is picked up for shoplifting but let off lightly. She has a small child, an often-absent husband and mother-in-law trouble. To compound that she takes up with a petty hoodlum who commits a jewel robbery. The second story tells of a young girl who deserts the Army to marry a boy who needs her and commits bigamy in the process, but it all works out. The third story is about a baby who is mistreated by its father and step-mother, but is reunited, through police work, with its real mother. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

DARING WOMEN Who Fight London's Underworld! See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Both Sides of the Law See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgravia, London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Foster: I always told Stan that you were a slut and now I can prove it!
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Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

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A policewoman lot is not a happy one
12 June 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Police films were becoming very popular in the fifties so Sydney and Muriel box decided on something different,concentrating on police women.In those days they had a separate women's police force.So the film concentrates on the experiences of women.So Eleanor Summerfield is an army deserter and botanist.Peggy Cummins is a shoplifters tied up with crook Terence Morgan.There are a few minor story lines.As the film comes to the boil Morgan batters a Pembroke,convincingly played by Charles Victor.This ends up in an exciting climax where Morgan runs through bomb sites.It is an interesting film for its views of Lonon in the early fifties and some of the stereotypical views of women of that era.


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