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Tread Softly Stranger (1958)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 2 September 1959 (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 (based on the play by), 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 ... Old Ryan
Thomas Heathcote ... Sergeant Lamb
Russell Napier Russell Napier ... Potter
Norman MacOwan Norman MacOwan ... Danny (as Norman Mac Owan)
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! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tentação e a Mulher See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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As Johnny and Dave are escaping through the skylight after the robbery, a rope in the shape of a noose can be seen hanging from the ceiling. See more »

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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

Calico: You can say what you like to me but you can't change me, and you can't hurt me. I've no pride where you're concerned and I don't give up easily. Remember, I come from a slum. From the gutter where it's quite a step up even to the pavement. I never had a home. I never had a father my mother could put a name to. I never had a thing. Until one day I found that I was attractive to the opposite sex. I discovered my legs weren't made just to stand on. I had one talent. Most people haven't got any. So...
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Featured in Talkies: Memories of Diana Dors (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Tread Softly Stranger
Written by Richard Rowe (uncredited) and Jack Fishman (uncredited)
Sung by Jim Dale
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Suspenseful British "B"
23 November 2015 | by MikeMagiSee all my reviews

When the British make a "B" movie, they tend to get it right -- and "Tread Softly Stranger" is a good example. George Baker as Johnny has left London and returned to his childhood home -- a scraggy northern town -- to escape the bookmakers who are screaming for his hide. His brother, Dave, a payroll clerk at a local steel mill, is a wimp, hopelessly smitten with next door neighbor Diana Dors. When the brothers set out to heist the mill's payroll, everything that can possibly go wrong does -- no surprise. But there's a nifty twist at the end that certainly is surprising. The atmosphere -- from grubby pubs to the factory's blistering operations -- provide a colorful backdrop. Worth watching.


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