The Flesh Is Weak

1957

Don Chaffey
Director
Eros Films
Studio

Italian immigrant arrives in London and is immediately set upon by procurers and pimps.

Interesting but unsuccessful film suffers from a didactic script that reminds one of 1930s scare dramas. Some good performances, especially from Derek (probably because he’s basically playing himself) and moody nourish photography, but the film is let down by a weak script and an open ending that I doubt anyone watching would think satisfying.

-Dave W.



30th July 1957
Cinema



88 mins
1.37:1


8th November 1957
Cinema

Not Rated

88 mins
1.37:1



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John Derek
Tony Gordon / Giani
Milly Vitale
Marissa Cooper
Freda Jackson
Trixie
William Franklyn
Lloyd Buxton
Martin Benson
Angelo Giani
Norman Wooland
Chief Inspector Kingcombe
Patricia Jessel
Millie
Vera Day
Edna
Patricia Plunkett
Doris Newman
Harold Lang
Henry
Joe Robinson
Lofty
Denis Shaw
Saradine
Miriam Karlin
Betty
Charles Lloyd Pack
Sam Salvi
Mary Mackenzie
Mrs. Buxton
Shirley Anne Field
Susan
(as Shirley Ann Field)
Roger Snowdon
Benny Giani
Charles Houston
Client
Jim Morris
Train Passenger
Frank Singuineau
Barista
Joy Webster
Millie
Andrew Andreas
Golden Bucket Waiter
Johnny Wyne
Golden Bucket Waiter
Jack Mandeville
Golden Bucket Patron
Stuart Saunders
Golden Bucket Patron
John More
Golden Bucket Patron
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Albert, Golden Bucket Patron
Ernest Blyth
Golden Bucket Patron
Dave's Unknown Male 14
Golden Bucket Patron
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Golden Bucket Patron
Pat Halpin
Golden Bucket Patron
Louis Matto
Restaurant Waiter
Emil Stemmler
Joe, Café Proprietor
John Paul
Detective Sergeant Franks
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Police Constable
John Adams
Police Constable
Unknown 31298-06
Salvi's Henchman
Unknown 31298-07
Salvi's Henchman
Paul Stassino
Rico Marx
Unknown 31298-05
Bystander Helping Lloyd
Unknown 31298-08
Police Constable
Unknown 31298-09
Police Constable
Jack Mandeville
Bystander
John Lynn
Man in Bow Street Corridor
Unknown Male 1
Man in Bow Street Corridor
Unknown 31298-10
Waitress
John More
Café Patron
Bill Rayment
Salvi's Driver
Johnny Rossi
Salvi's Henchman in Car
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Salvi's Henchman in Car
Jim Brady
Salvi's Henchman on Steps
Joe Wadham
Salvi's Henchman on Steps
Jack May
Prospective Client
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Henry Horace Smithers
Unknown 31298-13
Female Convict
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Female Convict
George Curtis
Bow Street P.C.
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Prison Matron
Dan Cressy
P.C. Escorting Tony
John Payne
Lawyer
Jack Silk
Court Policeman

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