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Portrait of a Sinner (1959)

The Rough and the Smooth (original title)
Young blonde woman seems to destroy everyone she comes in contact with.

Director:

Robert Siodmak

Writers:

Robin Maugham (novel), Audrey Erskine-Lindop (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nadja Tiller ... Ila Hansen
Tony Britton Tony Britton ... Mike Thompson
William Bendix ... Reg Barker
Natasha Parry ... Margaret Goreham
Norman Wooland Norman Wooland ... David Fraser
Donald Wolfit ... Lord Drewell
Tony Wright ... Jack
Adrienne Corri ... Jane Buller
Joyce Carey ... Mrs. Thompson
John Welsh ... Dr. Thompson
Martin Miller Martin Miller ... Piggy
Michael Ward Michael Ward ... Head Waiter
Edward Chapman ... Willy Catch
Norman Pierce Norman Pierce ... Barman
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Hotel Manageress
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Storyline

Young blonde woman seems to destroy everyone she comes in contact with.

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Taglines:

"Only when you are with me...can you feel alive ...I promise you everything except tomorrow." See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Portrait of a Sinner See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

George Minter Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Donald Wolfit and Tony Wright both receive 'Guest Stars' credits. See more »

Quotes

Mike Thompson: You beautiful, blonde bitch!
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Connections

Featured in Trailer Cinema (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No.5
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Schubert
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Characters in search of a plot
15 November 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film gives the impression that it has had about six writers involved at different times.Each writer invents another character and plot line and then moves on.The next plot writer then abandons the previous plot and starts afresh.The only constants being that the Nadja Tiller character wreaks emotional destruction wherever she goes and the Tony Britton character is silly enough to take it all.It wastes some decent actors,particularly Donald Wolfitt and William Bendix.This film came in on the wave of sexual frankness that the censor was allowing.It was given an X certificate when today it would probably get a 12 at most.Maybe the producers wanted to take advantage of the situation and came totally unstuck.


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