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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

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 ... 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

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 »

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Tread Softly Stranger
Written by Richard Dix and Jack Fishman
Performed 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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