Dance with a Stranger Movie Review 1985

Information and Film Reviews for Dance with a Stranger the Movie

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The engrossing and factual story of Ruth Ellis (Richardson) who gained notoriety as the last woman hanged in Great Britain in 1955. This emotional and sometimes violent film mirrors the sensationalism and class conflicts of 1950s British society. The film follows single mom Ellis's pre-trial life as a tawdry nighclub hostess, struggling to maintain her independence, while becoming obsessively involved with immature cas/upper-class playboy David Blakely (Everett) whom she murders when he finally rejects her.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

This Is Your Life, True Stories, Contemporary Noir, Period Piece: 1950s
Shelagh Delaney
Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Joanne Whalley, Matthew Carroll, Tom Chadbon, Jane Bertish, David Troughton, Paul Mooney, Stratford Johns, Susan Kyd, Leslie Manville, Sallie-Anne Field, Martin Murphy, Michael Jenn, Daniel Massey
Peter Hannan
Mike Newell
Richard Hartley
Samuel Goldwyn Company


Cannes 1985: Film.

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