Dance with a Stranger on DVD
The true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman in Britain to be hanged.
WITH OPTIONAL SUBTITLES. Drama. Colour. Year: 1985. Running time approx. 96 min.
Cast: Miranda Richardson; Rupert Everett; Ian Holm; Stratford Johns; Joanne Whalley;
Tom Chadbon; Jane Bertish; David Troughton; Tracy Louise Ward; Matthew Carroll
and Lesley Manville.
Special Features: Trailer; Stills Gallery; The Ruth Ellis Story, a brief, on-screen description of the life and death of Ruth Ellis.
Dance With A Stranger is a moving insight into a tragic “Crime of Passion” that changed the conscience of a nation. It is the story of one woman and two lovers – each driven by the powerful forces of sexuality. Ruth Ellis, (Miranda Richardson), a glamorous nightclub hostess and mother of two children, embarks on a tempestuous affair with handsome racing driver David Blakely, played by Rupert Everett. A series of tragic consequences culminated in the execution of Ellis in 1955. Her execution led to a tidal wave of public emotion and the abolition of capital punishment. This is a film that does more than chronicle a series of events; it captures perfectly the mood of a post-war nation.