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Twilight Women (1952)

Women of Twilight (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 15 May 1953 (USA)
Unmarried nightclub singer, Vivanne Bruce, is thrown on her own when her lover, Jerry Nolan, is arrested for murder. Searching for a place to live, she eventually finds a room in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Gordon Parry

Writers:

Sylvia Rayman (play), Anatole de Grunwald (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Freda Jackson ... Mrs. Helen 'Nelly' Allistair
Rene Ray ... Vivianne
Lois Maxwell ... Christine
Laurence Harvey ... Jerry
Vida Hope Vida Hope ... Jess
Joan Dowling Joan Dowling ... Rosie
Dora Bryan ... Olga
Dorothy Gordon ... Sally
Ingeborg von Kusserow ... Lilli (as Ingeborg Wells)
Mary Germaine Mary Germaine ... Veronica
Clare James Clare James ... Molly
Betty Henderson Betty Henderson ... Nurse
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Unmarried nightclub singer, Vivanne Bruce, is thrown on her own when her lover, Jerry Nolan, is arrested for murder. Searching for a place to live, she eventually finds a room in a boarding-house run by "Nellie" Alistair, a ruthless woman who provides room-and-board for unmarried mothers with an ulterior motive...selling children for adoption. Vivanne resents having to share a room with Chris Ralston, who arrives with her young son, but they become friends when Chris intervenes on Vivanne's behalf in an argument with another boarder. Vivanne is caring for Chris' child, and, when it becomes ill, she turns to "Nellie" for help but is refused. The baby dies and Vivanne fights with "Nellie", who pushes her down a flight of stairs. A doctor and a nurse are called and Vivanne delivers a daughter. The police are notified by the nurse when the nature of the boarding house is ascertained, and "Nellie" is arrested. Vivanne gives her new-born baby to Chris to "replace" her own because she wants ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Chance See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first British-made film to be given an 'X' certificate. See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Believe that You're Gone
Music and Lyrics of Song: by Ross Parker
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In a manner most alarming, she took up baby farming
16 April 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Other than for the presence of Laurence Harvey in a supporting role, Twilight Women would be long forgotten today. Some interesting performances characterize this film about a topic that would be seldom mentioned on the Code driven American cinema.

The topic is unwed mothers and Freda Jackson's home for them in London. An outwardly charitable woman, Jackson is quite ruthless and a touch mad as her only interest is getting control of the infants and selling them on the black market. And of course staying way below the radar of law enforcement and social welfare.

Harvey is the criminal father of Rene Ray's baby and is scheduled to hang for a murder which he does. Ray's struggle to survive against Jackson is what drives the film. Jackson however gets the kudos, you will not soon forget that woman. It's what gives this rather cheap production the reason to see it.


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