Street Corner (1953 film)
Street Corner is a 1953 British drama film. It was written by Muriel and Sydney Box and directed by Muriel. It was marketed as Both Sides of the Law in the United States. While not quite a documentary, the film depicts the daily routine of women in the police force from three different angles. It was conceived as a female version of the 1950 film The Blue Lamp.
|Directed by||Muriel Box|
|Produced by||Sydney Box|
|Written by||Muriel Box|
|Music by||Temple Abady|
|Edited by||Jean Barker|
London Independent Producers
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|17 March 1953|
|Box office||£49,000 (by 1953)|
Three plotlines involve an 18-year-old girl who is caught shoplifting, a female army deserter who becomes involved in bigamy, and a baby who is abused by stepparents. The film climaxes in a police dog attack on a criminal.
- Peggy Cummins as Bridget Foster
- Terence Morgan as Ray
- Anne Crawford as Susan
- Rosamund John as Sergeant Pauline Ramsey
- Barbara Murray as WPC Lucy
- Sarah Lawson as Joyce
- Ronald Howard as David Evans
- Eleanor Summerfield as Edna Hurran
- Michael Medwin as Chick Farrar
- Charles Victor as Muller
- Anthony Oliver as Stanley Foster
- Harold Lang as Len
- Dora Bryan as Prostitute
- Eunice Gayson as Janet
- Yvonne Marsh as Elsa
- Isabel George as Helen
- Nelly Arno as woman customer
- Dandy Nichols as Mrs. Furness - Neighbour (uncredited)
The Movie Review Warehouse said of Muriel Box's direction, "she doesn’t do anything terribly innovative with the camera but she does know how to tell a story effectively, which is often a rarer skill in the film world."
- Andrew Spicer, Sydney Box Manchester Uni Press 2006 p 211
- Harper and Porter p.160
- "Nelly Arno". BFI. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Street Corner (1953)". The Movie Review Warehouse.
- Harper, Sue and Porter, Vincent. British Cinema of the 1950s: The Decline of Deference. Oxford University Press, 2007.