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The Unguarded Moment (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 27 December 1956 (USA)
A beautiful teacher is protective of a high school boy who sexually harassed her, and later he becomes a murder suspect.

Director:

Harry Keller

Writers:

Herb Meadow (screenplay), Lawrence B. Marcus (screenplay) (as Larry Marcus) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Esther Williams ... Lois Conway
George Nader ... Police Lt. Harry Graham
John Saxon ... Leonard Bennett
Edward Andrews ... Mr. Bennett
Les Tremayne ... Mr. Pendleton
Jack Albertson ... Prof
Dani Crayne ... Josie Warren
John Wilder ... Sandy Krupp
Edward Platt ... Attorney Briggs (as Edward C. Platt)
Eleanor Audley ... Mr. Pendleton's Secretary
Robert B. Williams ... Detective
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Storyline

A woman has recently been murdered. A teacher at the nearby high school receives threatening notes from a student. Detective Graham is the only one who believes that she is in danger. She fingers the boy, a popular student. Her teaching career is threatened, as is her life. The detective looks for evidence, and brings him in on burglary and murder charges. Both crimes are solved. Written by Audrey B. Morris

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THE PRETTY TEACHER AND THE BOY WHO GREW UP TOO FAST! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gentle Web See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Working title: "The Gentle Web" See more »

Goofs

When the kids enter the "Sugar Shack" at the end, the juke box suddenly begins playing music, even though no one is anywhere near it to start it. See more »

Quotes

Reporter: [Frustrated with the lack of co-operation] Look, for the strong, silent type I go to the movies. From you I desire only a statement.
Lieutenant Harry Graham: [Flatly] No statement.
Reporter: Look, give us a break, will yuh?
Lieutenant Harry Graham: [Sarcastically] She was hit by a flying saucer.
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Crazy Credits

Although John Saxon was billed conventionally in the opening titles, during the end titles there is one card listing the entire cast followed by a visual of John Saxon with the words "You have just seen a new personality JOHN SAXON." See more »

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Who would say no to John Saxon???
1 May 2006 | by HoohawnaynaySee all my reviews

Wow, what a great piece of 50's trash! Lush, colorful sets, great old cars and Esther walking around in sexy 50's tight dresses. The plot has already been mentioned above so I won't rehash. One question that sticks out in my mind, who would say no to John Saxon, he is a sex god in this movie, like an hunkier, hornier Sal Mineo! If they had gotten George Nader to take his shirt off more in this it would have been a 50's wet dream! Sexual repression doesn't get any better than this movie! Even Saxon's dad played by Edward Andrews is an old perv..everything was so subtle in this era...Esther Willaims actually was a pretty good actress here, they should have used her in more movies like this!


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