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Tiger Bay (1959) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by J. Lee Thompson and produced by Leslie Parkyn, Julian Wintle and John Hawkesworth.

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John Mills, Horst Buchholz, and Hayley Mills struggle in “Tiger Bay”

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 12, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

John Mills, Horst Buchholz, and Hayley Mills struggle in “Tiger Bay” Tiger Bay (1959) is a British crime drama directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring John Mills, Horst Buchholz, and Hayley Mills in her first major film role. The plot centers around a young Polish sailor named Bron... Read full article


Hayley and Horst in Tiger Bay

By Rick29 on Jun 21, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Horst Buccholz and Hayley Mills in Tiger Bay. It's taken me over 40 years to finally see Tiger Bay, the 1959 film debut of Hayley Mills. I first saw a preview of it on The CBS Late Movie in the 1970s, but missed the movie for reasons I can't remember. It then eluded me over the following decades un... Read full article


Tiger Bay (1959)

By Crystal J. Anderson on Apr 18, 2013 From Classic Film Review

Director:?J. Lee Thompson Writers: John Hawkesworth (also Producer), Shelley Smith? Genre: Crime Drama, Thriller Main Cast: John Mills (Superintendent Graham) Horst Buchholz (Bronislav?Korchinsky) Hayley Mills (Gillie Evans) “Bronislav, I want to give you a word of advice, and believe me, it ... Read full article


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Gillie: Shalln't I ever see you again?
Korchinsky: Maybe... someday. It really doesn't matter though. Whereever I am, you're still my friend.


Korchinsky: [Last lines] Well, you've got your man.
Superintendent Graham: Yes, I have and a very brave man.


Superintendent Graham: I wouldn't have you for a friend, Gillie.


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Facts about

The scene in which Gillie is telling the police about the murder was ad-libbed by Hayley Mills. John Mills and J. Lee Thompson told her the basic plot for the scene and told her to make it up.
Hayley Mills admitted to being utterly besotted with her handsome male co-star Horst Buchholz, even though he was always putting her off her lines by goofing around behind the camera.
The role for Gillie was originally written for a boy. When J. Lee Thompson went to see John Mills, he noticed that tomboy Hayley Mills had her hair like a boy, and he offered her the part.
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