Gille Jenkins (Hayley Mills), a twelve-year-old tomboy and compulsive liar living in a sordid tenement with her single parent mother, witnesses the murder of an immigrant Polish woman living in an nearby apartment by her former boyfriend, Bronislaus Korchinsky. The young merchant marine becomes distraught when he discovers that she has become the mistress of a married British sports announcer and shoots her with her own gun. Gillie lies about the circumstances in order to keep the gun which she discovers where Korchinsky hid it. She ultimately bonds with him and misleads the police in their investigation.
A Spellbinder that beats with the pounding suspense of Manhunt!
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Did You Know?
Superintendent Graham and his antagonistic child witness Gillie were played by real-life father and daughter Sir John Mills
and Hayley Mills
. See more
Gillie drops her cap bomb outside William's flat making it go off with a loud bang, she then runs up the stairs and hearing a row in Anya's room looks through the letter box and sees George shoot Anya. In fright she drops the cap bomb and it goes off, yet she hadn't reloaded it. See more
Well, you've got your man.
Yes, I have and a very brave man.
Referenced in Horst Buchholz... mein Papa
The Lord's My Shepherd
Lyrics by Francis Rous
Music by Jessie Seymour Irvine
Performed by Hayley Mills See more