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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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Gordon Parry

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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 ... 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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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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Crime | Drama

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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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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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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

Johnny Mansell: Just... play the game with Dave.
Calico: Why shouldn't I?
Johnny Mansell: You know how it is. Some women are mercenary.
Calico: So are some men. He can look after himself.
Johnny Mansell: He's blinded by you, Calico. He's not your style. He can't give you the life you're hungry for.
Calico: Can you?
Johnny Mansell: I've no diamond watches up *my* sleeve.
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Tread Softly Stranger
Written by Richard Dix and Jack Fishman
Performed by Jim Dale
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Those Mansell Brothers -- Fools For Love
19 April 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

George Baker and Terrence Morgan play the Mansell Brothers about as different as brothers can get. Baker has gone to London where his gambling has put him in debt with some bad people. He decides to go home to his north of England factory town and hole up there for a bit.

Where he's reunited with his rather dull brother Morgan who is a bookkeeper in a factory. His life is enlivened by the presence of Diana Dors who is one high maintenance indulgence for him. But pretty soon she also has Baker's wheels spinning too.

Because she's so high maintenance Morgan is short in his accounts at the factory and an audit is coming. Baker's and Dors's solution is rob the place to cover the theft and incidentally pay off the nasty people Baker owes.

For all his worldliness Baker himself is no professional criminal so when the Mansell Brothers go out to steal everything goes wrong.

Diana Dors was the United Kingdom's answer to Marilyn Monroe. But Monroe even in her most voluptuous role in Niagara had nothing on Diana Dors in Tread Softly Stranger. One look at her you see why Baker and Morgan were goners.

Tread Softly Stranger is worth seeing for one sexy bundle from Britain named Diana Dors.


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