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Blonde Sinner (1956)

Yield to the Night (original title)
Not Rated | | 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 »

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

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

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Cast

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 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)
Harry Locke ... Fred
Michael Ripper ... Roy
Joyce Blair ... Doris
Charles Clay Charles Clay ... Bob
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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

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blonde Sinner See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The poem Mary Hilton reads from "A Shropshire Lad" by A.E. Housman is "Loveliest of trees the cherry now". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

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The Very Thought Of You
(uncredited)
Written by Ray Noble
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Ahead of it's time
16 November 2003 | by bterleckiSee all my reviews

In the best tradition of black and white, this film starts with a bang. After a pair of shapely legs get out of a classic 56 T-Bird in England somewhere, a gun shot is fired, without ever seeing who did it. The idea of making an anti- capital punishment movie in the mid-fifties right after the McCarthy era was ahead of it's time. Never preachy or blatantly left winged, this great unknown sleeper carries on the classic female incarcerated films of THE SNAKE PIT to the era of fins. Even the female prison guards show compassion, and the movie never uses bitch-slapping gimmicks for thrill effects. A quiet study that still touches the heart. Diana Dors shines in a smart role choice that added to her credits away from her necessary frothy pointed bra-B flicks. No wonder people loved her right up to her death.


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