A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is cheating on her, and she kills her boyfriend’s mistress.
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The film reminded me a lot of another impressive British movie: Mike Newell's 'Dance with a Stranger' (1985). As it is, 'Yield to the Night' is a powerful plea against death penalty thanks to J. Lee Thompson's skill as a director (Just watch once more the first scenes of the film if you have doubts about it) and Diana Dors's first-class performance. A film to rediscover. Strongly recommended.
Essentially the Brit version of I Want To Live!, with Dors giving a strikingly moving performance as a young girl awaiting the death penalty. From reading about her, it seems she was a bit like Monroe, her talents mostly overlooked and her curves the only thing given focus. She proves her worth as an actress here in spades. 4 easy stars
Or how Diana Dors arrived at the 1956 Cannes Festival as a blonde bombshell and left as a respected and critically acclaimed actress. Her portrayal of this young woman who awaits death penalty is absolutely stunning and very modern.
Great camera work and cinematography that add up to the feeling of suffocation.