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Blonde Sinner (1956)

Yield to the Night (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 18 November 1956 (USA)
A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is ... See full summary »


J. Lee Thompson


Joan Henry (based on the book by), John Cresswell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Dors ... Mary Hilton
Yvonne Mitchell ... MacFarlane
Michael Craig ... Jim Lancaster
Marie Ney Marie Ney ... Governor
Geoffrey Keen ... Chaplain
Liam Redmond ... Doctor
Olga Lindo ... Hill
Joan Miller Joan Miller ... Barker
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Brandon
Molly Urquhart Molly Urquhart ... Mason
Mary Mackenzie Mary Mackenzie ... Maxwell (as Mary MacKenzie/Mary Mackenzie)
Harry Locke Harry Locke ... Fred
Michael Ripper ... Roy
Joyce Blair ... Doris
Charles Clay Charles Clay ... Bob


A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is cheating on her, and she kills her boyfriend's mistress. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Would YOU Hang Mary Hilton? See more »


Crime | Drama


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. See more »


In the newspaper article about the coroner's inquest, the second sentence is cut off in the middle of a word and below that another paragraph begins on a completely different story. See more »


Featured in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »


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Two Diana Dors, Black Roots -- Full Platinum Hair.
22 December 2012 | by davidtraversa-1See all my reviews

Mesmerizing from beginning to end. Black and white photography, impeccable, giving you the feeling of the scene just by placing the camera in a position that exactly will tell you before hand what's coming. Amazing.

And then there is the actress.

She, unlike ANY actress of that period, appears most of the time with her face washed up and her hair with 4 inches of black roots, totally unconcerned with her looks for the camera, but she is ACTING. She is acting a storm, what an excellent actress!!

In the flash backs the actress becomes DIANA DORS... Fully done with platinum hair, made up to kill and slipped into a dress too tight to believe, it could be painted on her naked body.

The story takes its time to develop and little by little it starts building up the tension of her character. The timing is perfect, we get more and more involved with her suffering and waiting as anxiously as herself about her destiny.

I don't have words to tell you what a superb movie this is, a film that I think will be impossible to produce nowadays, maybe Charlize Theron came close to this type of character in "Monster", but the feeling of the movie is totally different, the results of the 50s are the results of a civilization gone with the wind.

To me, this movie is a masterpiece.

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18 November 1956 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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