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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.

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

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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 »

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Johnny Mansell: Funny thing about women in men's jerseys - makes them look more like women than ever.
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Featured in Talkies: Memories of Diana Dors (2017) See more »

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Tread Softly Stranger
Written by Richard Dix and Jack Fishman
Performed by Jim Dale
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good thriller
16 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

The stunningly beautiful Diana Dors gets involved with two brothers in "Tread Softly Stranger," a 1958 British 'B' movie. It's on a set of six films called "British Cinema," and it's by far the best of the lot.

Dors is Calico, a real slut, albeit a gorgeous one, who is hanging out with a nerdy office worker, Dave Mansell (Terence Mansell), an accountant in a nearby factory. Then his brother Johnny (George Baker), a handsome con man running away from a bad debt, comes to town. Calico quickly switches allegiance, but keeps her options open. When Johnny finds out that Dave is 300 pounds short in the accounts because of embezzling to buy Calico gifts, he decides to hock the watch Dave gave Calico, add his own money to it, and gamble on a sure thing. With an impending audit coming up, there isn't much time to replace the money.

Unfortunately, Calico has another idea. While Johnny is at the race track and winning, Calico convinces Dave that Johnny isn't coming back and insists that he just rob the factory of all its money - that way, the shortfall won't show up. She promises Dave that if he does it, she will go away with him. Turns into a real mess.

This is a very suspenseful story, very dark and loaded with atmosphere. One gets the feeling of a small, crummy factory town. The acting is good; Dors is a knockout. Definitely work seeing.


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