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The Quiet Woman

  • Drama
  • 1950
  • John Gilling
  • 67 mins
  • PG

Summary

A bar owner falls for a smuggler, and allows him to use her establishment as a safe house - but a rival threatens to expose her. Crime drama, starring Derek Bond and Jane Hylton.

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Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

John Gilling was a vital cog in the conveyor belt that churned out quota quickie-style films in the 1950s. He wrote and directed this feeble thriller, which seems to have been arrived at by rearranging the basic plot elements of Jean Renoir's The Woman on the Beach and depositing them haphazardly in the Romney Marshes. Jane Hylton stars as the woman whose fresh start is threatened when her jailbird ex-husband arrives on her doorstep demanding shelter. Romantic entanglements and a smuggling subplot can't save the picture from sinking deservedly into the mire.

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Credits

Cast

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Duncan McleodDerek Bond
Jane FosterJane Hylton
ElsieDora Bryan
LeftyMichael Balfour
HelenDianne Foster

Crew

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DirectorJohn Gilling

Details

Theatrical distributor
Tempean Films Ltd
Language
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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