Yield to the Night**
A woman murders her dead lover's ex-girlfriend, and spends a sleepless few weeks in prison after being sentenced to the death penalty.
Vividly depicted within the claustrophobia of the prison walls, although with a slight lack of chemistry between the romantic leads and some archaic music and dialogue, this notable drama of the time, a plea for the abolition of the death penalty (based in part on Ruth Ellis) still makes for arresting entertainment and showcased its sexy star with an excellent dramatic vehicle.
Written by: John Cresswell, Joan Henry, from her novel.
Producer: Kenneth Harper.
Director: J. Lee Thompson.
Starring: Diana Dors, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Marie Ney, Athene Seyler, Geoffrey Keen, Dandy Nichols, Liam Redmond, Harry Locke, Michael Ripper.
Photography: Gilbert Taylor.
Music: Ray Martin.