Tag Archives: Glynis Johns
The Court Jester (1956) Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Appointment with Venus (1951) Ralph Thomas, David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Comedy, Drama, War
No Highway In The Sky (1951) Henry Koster, James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Drama, Thriller
The Weak and the Wicked / Young and Willing (1954) J. Lee Thompson, Glynis Johns, Diana Dors, John Gregson, Drama
Had the women-behind-bars drama The Weak and the Wicked been made in Hollywood, the cast would probably have included the likes of Ida Lupino, Marie Windsor, Peggie Castle and Hope Emerson. Instead, the film was lensed in Britain, with Glynis Johns and Diana Dors heading the cast.
Gymnastics school teacher Caroline Trewella inherits a house on the Cornwall coast. In the basement/smuggler’s cave, she discovers mermaid Miranda. The young women share a common ancestor and are remarkably alike in looks. While Caroline is away on a bicycling tour, Miranda has fun taking her place on land. With the help of her friend Nurse Carey, Miranda feigns an injury that keeps her wheelchair-bound… or more often needing to be carried by a man. And the ever flirtatious Miranda certainly knows how to attract all the men of the village!
Jane’s car breaks down and she makes her way to a nearby estate, owned by a mysterious man named Caligari. Soon she finds that she has become a virtual prisoner, and none of the strange inhabitants of the estate are willing or capable of helping her escape. Caligari reveals himself as a passive pervert, showing her filthy pictures, spying on her, and trying to make her talk about intimate details of her life. She attempts to free herself by the only means at her disposal.