Dance with a stranger

United Kingdom, 1985

Film
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The story of Ruth Ellis, a woman tortured by her love for a cruel man who demanded and took from her more than she could possibly give. Her only escape was to rid herself of the terrible pain he caused, so she shot him dead in cold blood. She was convicted of murder and became the last woman in England to be hanged. Starring Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett and Ian Holm.

Credits

director

Mike Newell

producer

Roger Randall-Cutler

production company

First Film Company

Language

English

Duration

01:42:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37424

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Ellis, Ruth

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Women murderers

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Capital punishment

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

People → Ellis, Ruth

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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