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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 (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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based on play | See All (1) »

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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:

1958 (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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 Mansell: Funny thing about women in men's jerseys - makes them look more like women than ever.
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Connections

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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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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