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Tread Softly (1952 film)

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Tread Softly
Directed byDavid MacDonald
Written byGerald Verner
Donald Ginsberg
Vivian Cox
Based onBBC radio serial
& novel
The Show Must Go On by Gerald Verner[1][2]
Produced byVivian Cox
Donald Ginsberg
StarringFrances Day
Patricia Dainton
John Bentley
CinematographyReginald H. Wyer
Edited byJean Barker
Music byIvor Slaney
Production
company
Albany Films
Distributed byApex Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • December 1952 (1952-12) (UK)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Tread Softly is a 1952 British crime film with musical overtones, directed by David MacDonald and starring Frances Day, Patricia Dainton and John Bentley.[3][4] A chorus girl investigates a series of mysterious happenings at a derelict theatre.

It was made at Marylebone Studios and at the Granville Theatre in Fulham. While made as a second feature it also had aspirations to top the bill in some cinemas.[5]

Set in a theatre it allows an odd combination of light musical numbers with a murder crime story. It includes several elaborate dance routines.

Cast

References

  1. ^ Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film. Routledge. ISBN 9781317740636 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Verner, Gerald (1 January 1950). "The Show Must Go on: The Novel of the B.B.C. Serial Play". Wright & Brown – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Tread Softly (1952)".
  4. ^ Chibnall, Stephen; McFarlane, Brian (23 October 2009). The British 'B' Film. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781844575749 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Chibnall & McFarlane p.127

Bibliography

  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.


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