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Both Sides of the Law (1953)

94 min | Drama

A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves 18-year-old Bridget Foster (Peggy Cummins) who is picked up for shoplifting but let ...See moreA pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves 18-year-old Bridget Foster (Peggy Cummins) who is picked up for shoplifting but let off lightly. She has a small child, an often-absent husband and mother-in-law trouble. To compound that she takes up with a petty hoodlum who commits a jewel robbery. The second story tells of a young girl who deserts the Army to marry a boy who needs her and commits bigamy in the process, but it all works out. The third story is about a baby who is mistreated by its father and step-mother, but is reunited, through police work, with its real mother. Written by Les Adams See less
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Jan Read (based on an original story) | Muriel Box (screenplay) | Sydney Box (screenplay)
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Updated Mar 17, 1953

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Jan 11, 1954 (United States)

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Anne Crawford
WPC Susan WPC Susan   See fewer
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Peggy Cummins
Bridget Foster Bridget Foster   See fewer
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Rosamund John
Sgt. Pauline Ramsey Sgt. Pauline Ramsey   See fewer
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Barbara Murray
WPC Lucy Loggart WPC Lucy Loggart   See fewer
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Ronald Howard
David Evans David Evans   See fewer
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Eleanor Summerfield
Edna Hurran Edna Hurran   See fewer
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Michael Medwin
Chick Farrar Chick Farrar   See fewer
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Thora Hird
Mrs. Perkins (Woman at Police Station) Mrs. Perkins (Woman at Police Station)   See fewer
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Marjorie Rhodes
Mrs. Foster Mrs. Foster   See fewer
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Joyce Carey
Miss Hopkins Miss Hopkins   See fewer
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Dora Bryan
Prostitute at Police Station Prostitute at Police Station   See fewer
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Maurice Denham
Mr. Dawson Mr. Dawson   See fewer
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Lily Kann
Mrs. Muller (as Lilly Kann) Mrs. Muller (as Lilly Kann)   See fewer
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Michael Hordern
Det. Insp. Heron Det. Insp. Heron   See fewer
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Sarah Lawson
WDC Joyce WDC Joyce   See fewer
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James Gilbert
PC Angus Ross PC Angus Ross   See fewer
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Anthony Oliver
Stanley Foster Stanley Foster   See fewer
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Lloyd Lamble
Det. Sgt. Weston Det. Sgt. Weston   See fewer
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Jean Anderson
Miss Haversham - Store Detective Miss Haversham - Store Detective   See fewer
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Nelly Arno
Customer At Jewellers Customer At Jewellers   See fewer
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Leo Bieber
Herman J. Schultz - Solicitor (uncredited) Herman J. Schultz - Solicitor (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Boxer
Policeman Outside Jewellers (uncredited) Policeman Outside Jewellers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Archie Duncan
Chief Inspector (uncredited) Chief Inspector (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eunice Gayson
Janet (uncredited) Janet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Isabel George
Helen (uncredited) Helen (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Horne
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brian Kent
Mr. Potter (uncredited) Mr. Potter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Desmond Llewelyn
Police Constable (uncredited) Police Constable (uncredited)   See fewer
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Basil Lord
Ernie Hurran (uncredited) Ernie Hurran (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathleen Michael
Mrs. Dawson (uncredited) Mrs. Dawson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlotte Mitchell
Lily Propert (uncredited) Lily Propert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Nicholls
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Dandy Nichols
Mrs. Furness - Neighbour (uncredited) Mrs. Furness - Neighbour (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Nye
C.S.M. (uncredited) C.S.M. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Myrtle Reed
Ruby Masters (uncredited) Ruby Masters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fanny Rowe
C.O. (uncredited) C.O. (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Salew
Embarrassed Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Embarrassed Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marc Sheldon
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Campbell Singer
Desk Sgt. Bates (uncredited) Desk Sgt. Bates (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Stuart
Magistrate (uncredited) Magistrate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Swanwick
Mr. Propert (uncredited) Mr. Propert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Ward
Jewellery Salesman (uncredited) Jewellery Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Warwick
Insp. Gray (uncredited) Insp. Gray (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Waters
Det. Constable Brown (uncredited) Det. Constable Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brian Wilde
Pinky - Bogus Detective Sgt (uncredited) Pinky - Bogus Detective Sgt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Wyldeck
Desk Sgt. Forbes (uncredited) Desk Sgt. Forbes (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 114 votes