A young Polish seaman walks eagerly through Tiger Bay to visit Anya, the woman he wishes to marry.
Rough-and-tumble street urchin Gillie (Hayley Mills) witnesses the brutal killing of a young woman at the hands of visiting Polish sailor Korchinsky (Horst Buchholz). Instead of reporting the crime to the authorities, Gillie merely pockets a prize for herself — Korchinsky’s shiny black revolver — and flees the scene. When Welsh Detective Graham (John Mills) discovers that Gillie has the murder weapon, the fiery young girl weaves a web of lies to throw him off course.
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Tiger Bay (1959)
Studio: Independent Artists
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Writer: John Hawkesworth, Shelley Smith
Cast: Horst Buchholz, Hayley Mills
1960 Won BAFTA Film Award – Most Promising Newcomer to Film, Hayley Mills
1960 Nominated BAFTA Film Award – Best British Film, J. Lee Thompson
1960 Nominated BAFTA Film Award – Best British Screenplay, John Hawkesworth and Shelley Smith
1960 Nominated BAFTA Film Award – Best Film from any Source, J. Lee Thompson
1959 Won Silver Bear, 9th Berlin International Film Festival Special Prize, Hayley Mills
1959 Nominated Golden Berlin Bear, J. Lee Thompson