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Both Sides of the Law (1953)

Street Corner (original title)
A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves eighteen-year-old Bridget Foster (... See full summary »

Director:

Muriel Box

Writers:

Jan Read (based on an original story), Muriel Box (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Crawford ... WPC Susan
Peggy Cummins ... Bridget Foster
Rosamund John ... Sgt. Pauline Ramsey
Terence Morgan ... Ray
Barbara Murray ... WPC Lucy Loggart
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... David Evans
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Edna Hurran
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Muller
Michael Medwin ... Chick Farrar
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Perkins (Woman at Police Station)
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Foster
Joyce Carey ... Miss Hopkins
Dora Bryan ... Prostitute at Police Station
Maurice Denham ... Mr. Dawson
Lily Kann Lily Kann ... Mrs. Muller (as Lilly Kann)
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Storyline

A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves eighteen-year-old Bridget Foster (Peggy Cummins) who is picked up for shoplifting, but let off lightly. She has a small child, an often-absent husband and mother-in-law trouble. To compound that, she takes up with a petty hoodlum who commits a jewel robbery. The second story tells of a young girl who deserts the Army to marry a boy who needs her and commits bigamy in the process, but it all works out. The third story is about a baby who is mistreated by its father and stepmother, but is reunited, through police work, with its real mother. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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In London's Shadows Walk the Women Who Live On... See more »

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Both Sides of the Law See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgravia, London, England, UK 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 screening of this movie at the BFI Southbank on September 29, 2010 was introduced by Peggy Cummins. See more »

Quotes

Edna Hurran: Coppers in skirts! Pity they haven't got something better to do!
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Terence Morgan plays the "baddie" again
24 March 2017 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

The previous reviewer had a summary of "Absorbing" in his critique and I agree.I watched it to the end and particularly praise the actresses mentioned by this user.Terence Morgan played again the boss of criminal robbers of jewellers who also assaults and batters a Nazi victim who owns "F.Muller" in the high road.It is also an indictment of social conditions in the UK in the early fifties after the war and the effect it had on ordinary people trying to get on with their lives.Of course the censor would not allow criminals to profit from their crimes in 1953 and morality must triumph in the final reel.


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