The Weak and the Wicked DVD


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The Weak and the Wicked DVD

Drama. Black & White. Year: 1954. Running time approx. 84 min.
Special Features: Original theatrical trailers; Gallery; Promotional material.

Director: J. Lee-Thompson.
Stars: Glynis Johns, Diana Dors, Jane Hylton, Sidney James,
A.E. Matthews, Anthony Nicholls, Athene Seyler and Sybil Thorndike.

This powerful, sympathetic drama traces the contrasting lives of the inmates of a women’s prison. Based on the best-selling semi-autobiographical novel by Joan Henry, (a former debutante, she also drew upon her own prison experience for the novel and classic film Yield to the Night). The Weak and the Wicked was directed by J. Lee-Thompson, who became her husband. Jean Raymond, an upper-class woman with a gambling addiction, is given a twelve-month prison sentence due to her inability to pay her debts. At first she is overwhelmingly depressed by life in the women’s prison but, gradually, her misery is relieved by the close friends she makes there. Fellow prisoners talk about the events that brought them there and their stories are detailed in a series of flashbacks; the upper-class Jean (Glynis Johns), the brash Betty (Diana Dors) and the pregnant Pat (Rachel Roberts).

Additional information

Weight .505 kg
Dimensions 29.7 × 21.0 × 3.0 cm