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Tread Softly Stranger (1958)

Not Rated | | Crime , Drama | 1958 (USA)
An irresistible temptress causes trouble between two brothers when the more handsome charismatic ones turns up, leading to robbery and death.

Director:

Gordon Parry

Writers:

Jack Popplewell (play), George Minter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Dors ... Calico
George Baker ... Johnny Mansell
Terence Morgan ... Dave Mansell
Patrick Allen ... Paddy Ryan
Jane Griffiths Jane Griffiths ... Sylvia
Joseph Tomelty Joseph Tomelty ... Joe Ryan
Thomas Heathcote Thomas Heathcote ... Sergeant Lamb
Russell Napier Russell Napier ... Potter
Norman MacOwan Norman MacOwan ... Danny
Maureen Delaney Maureen Delaney ... Mrs. Finnegan (as Maureen Delany)
Betty Warren Betty Warren ... Flo
Chris Fay Chris Fay ... Eric Downs
Terry Baker Terry Baker ... Young Rough
Timothy Bateson ... Fletcher
John Salew John Salew ... Pawnbroker
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Storyline

An irresistible temptress causes trouble between two brothers when the more handsome charismatic ones turns up, leading to robbery and death.

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Some men don't understand a GOOD-TIME GIRL!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tentação e a Mulher See more »

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Production Co:

George Minter Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The robbery takes place at night and wouldn't have been discovered until the following morning yet Johnny is reading a report of the robbery in the morning paper. See more »

Quotes

[Johnny walks into the seedy lodging house where Dave rents a room]
Mrs. Finnegan: Yes?
Johnny Mansell: Dave Mansell here?
Mrs. Finnegan: He's not back yet.
Johnny Mansell: I'm his brother. Mind if I go up to his room and wait for him?
Mrs. Finnegan: You if you want to. There's nothing worth taking.
Johnny Mansell: Where is it?
Mrs. Finnegan: Top floor back. Turn right at the top of the stairs and follow your nose.
Johnny Mansell: Door locked?
Mrs. Finnegan: Why should it be. *I'm* here, aren't I?
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Tread Softly Stranger
Written by Richard Dix and Jack Fishman
Performed by Jim Dale
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A good crime drama
4 May 2017 | by DavidYZSee all my reviews

This is a film noir crime drama about a slutty femme fatale who manipulates her partner and his brother into committing a robbery at her partner's workplace.

The story is good, as is the acting. However, the lack of Yorkshire accents in characters who are from working-class / underclass backgrounds is a major flaw. It's unbelievable that Diana Dors' very glamorous character would choose to live in poverty with a man whom she's not fond of.

There's no indication of how the film's title relates to the events and characters within it.


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