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Turn the Key Softly (1953)

After three women are released from prison, we follow them for their first day of freedom.

Director:

Jack Lee

Writers:

John Brophy (novel), Maurice Cowan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Director: Noel Langley
Stars: Joan Collins, George Cole, Kenneth More
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yvonne Mitchell ... Monica Marsden
Terence Morgan ... David
Joan Collins ... Stella Jarvis
Kathleen Harrison ... Granny Quilliam
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Rowan, landlady
Dorothy Alison ... Joan
Glyn Houston ... Bob
Geoffrey Keen ... Mr. Gregory
Russell Waters Russell Waters ... George Jenkins
Clive Morton ... Walters
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Massingham Richard Massingham ... Bystander
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Storyline

Three women are released from Holloway prison on the same morning into the bustle of post-war London with its trolleybuses and rationing. They meet for a meal in the West End in the evening after a day trying to pick up their lives, and with at least two of them needing to decide whether it is time to start afresh. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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An Intimate Study in Passion and Suspense...!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Londres ocho campanadas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Maurice Cowan Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Collins (Stella) is shown outside a cinema where "The Snows of Kilimanjaro", starring Gregory Peck, is playing. Five years later, Joan would be co-starring with Gregory in "The Bravados". See more »

Goofs

Near the start of the film, a Piccadilly train arrives at an underground station bearing the destination board Uxbridge. When it arrives at the next station the destination has miraculously changed to Hounslow. See more »

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Soundtracks

Plaisir d'amour
(uncredited)
Written by Johann Martini
Arranged by Mischa Spoliansky
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90 minutes entertainment
10 January 2002 | by rss-2See all my reviews

Rather cliched plot, but some nice period detail, if your interested in old film of London, youll really enjoy this tearjerking melodrama. A very young Joan Collins is adorable as the easily led West End girl Stella. Plenty of other classic British Movie faces too.


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