Tiger Bay (1959)
Silver Screen 2019: Animalia
Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz, John Mills
In a fit of jealous rage, Polish seaman Korchinsky shoots his girlfriend dead. The murder is witnessed by 12-year-old tomboy Gillie Jenkin (Mills), a compulsive liar who steals the gun to impress her friends. Gillie alone has the proof the police are searching for but thwarts their manhunt in order to protect her prize. Pounding suspense builds as a surprising bond between girl and sailor emerges, and a desperate race is on to protect one other.