Street Corner (1953 film)
Street Corner is a 1953
1953 in film
The year 1953 in film involved some significant events.-Events:*September 16 — The Robe debuts as the first anamorphic, widescreen CinemaScope film.-Top grossing films : After theatrical re-issue- Awards :Academy Awards:A...

 British drama film. It was written by Muriel
Muriel Box
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 and Sydney Box
Sydney Box
Sydney Box was a British film producer and screenwriter, brother of another prominent British filmmaker, Betty Box. He produced the postwar screenplay, The Seventh Veil, which earned him the 1946 Oscar for best original screenplay with his then wife Muriel Box after which the couple were hired by...

 and directed by Muriel. It was marketed as Both Sides of the Law in the United States
United States
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. While not quite a documentary
Documentary film
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, the film depicts the daily routine of women in the police
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 force from three different angles. The three plotlines
Dramatic structure
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 focus respectively on an 18-year old girl who is caught shoplifting
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, an army deserter
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 who becomes involved in bigamy
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, and a baby who is abused
Child abuse
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 by stepparents
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It was conceived as a female version of the 1950 film The Blue Lamp
The Blue Lamp
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  • Peggy Cummins
    Peggy Cummins
    Peggy Cummins is a retired Irish actress. Cummins is best known for her performance in Joseph H. Lewis' Gun Crazy , playing a trigger happy femme fatale who robs banks with her lover .-Early life:...

     as Bridget Foster
  • Terence Morgan
    Terence Morgan
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     as Ray
  • Anne Crawford
    Anne Crawford
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     as Susan
  • Rosamund John
    Rosamund John
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     as Sergeant Pauline Ramsey
  • Barbara Murray
    Barbara Murray
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     as WPC Lucy
  • Sarah Lawson as Joyce
  • Ronald Howard
    Ronald Howard (British actor)
    Ronald Howard was an English actor and writer best known in the U.S. for starring in a weekly Sherlock Holmes television series in 1954. He was the son of actor Leslie Howard.- Life and work :...

     as David Evans
  • Eleanor Summerfield
    Eleanor Summerfield
    Eleanor Summerfield was a British actress.Summerfield was born in London in 1921. She received her acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In the mid-1960s, she played P. G. Wodehouse' character Aunt Dahlia in the BBC One's World of Wooster. She was a team member on BBC Radio 4's...

     as Edna Hurran
  • Michael Medwin as Chick Farrar
  • Charles Victor
    Charles Victor
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     as Muller
  • Dora Bryan
    Dora Bryan
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     as Prostitute
  • Eunice Gayson
    Eunice Gayson
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     as Janet
  • Yvonne Marsh as Elsa
  • Isabel George as Helen
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