- Language: German, English
- Subtitles: German
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000GB7290
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,742 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Dance with a Stranger
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Ellis was divorced and living with her young son above the club she helped manage. She bleached her hair, knew how to keep men laughing and buying, and was definitely not part of the upper class system. Blakely was a race car driver, wealthy, young, selfish, had the right friends, and had never had to face any real responsibility in his life. With some mixture of lust and need, the two of them instantly became entangled in each others' lives. "Where do you live?" he asks her. "Over the shop," she says. "Can I take you home tonight?" "Yes." Their affair follows a pattern. First lust, then tears, abuse, his forgetting her for a while, her desperation, and lust again. She has one friend, Desmond Cussen (Ian Holm). Cussen loves her but is the type of man who can't quite get up the nerve to kiss her, much less invite her to bed. He trails after her and tries to pick up the pieces. Cussen knows the kind of man Blakely is. "Why can't you leave him alone," he once shouts at Ellis. "He's so involved with himself he can't think of anything else." The results are predictable. Ellis slides further into misery and fixation the more Blakely takes her for granted and forgets about her at times. One night she takes a pistol, follows him to a pub, and when he leaves she carefully puts two bullets in his chest.
The trial was a great event in Britain. It had everything: sex, the class system, a tawdry affair.Read more ›
Whilst not a huge fan of true stories being brought to the silver screen, this is interesting - if only for putting across very well how this woman should not have been executed. Whatever her morals and personality (whether you like or dislike her) it is blatantly clear that the only way to be rid of this troublesome young man (David Blakeley) was to kill him (from her perspective that is) If what we see we are to believe, this woman was 'plagued' by her one-time lover long after she'd tired of the affair and had told him as best she could (Blakeley being played by a young and handsome Rupert Everett) and therefore these should have been 'mitigating' circumstances to say the least. Of course it should not be forgotten that she did in fact take a life, and so there are arguments for both sides...
As with 'Ten Rillington Place'; this also will ignite passionate feelings - either for or against Capital Punishment. I hope the latter woud still prevail.
Ian Holm also stars.
On Easter Sunday 1955, Ruth Ellis shot and killed her lover David Blakely. Wednesday 13th July 1955, Ruth Ellis became the last woman to be executed in Great Britain.
Dance With a Stranger is a beautifully delicate film, producing what could have been a thorny issue movie, director Newell and his team stay clear of moralising or judgemental narrative smarts. They instead unspool an insightful film about a tragic crime of passion, a crossed classes love affair that ultimately spelt doom for both of the ill equipped parties.
Sticking mostly to the real facts, with only some dramatic license inevitably taken, pic harnesses themes of lust, jealousy, dark passion and obsession, played out to a 50s London backdrop of underworld movers and club dwelling shakers. It's a sad story, even sordid at times, but it never once reaches for the sensationalist option.
Though we are deprived of the court case and execution closure; and in fact the aftermath of the hanging which gnawed away at the conscience of a post-war Britain, it's a film that shows all that it needs to show. This wants us to look at the human beings involved, and then it asks us to draw our own conclusions about the principal players.
Excellently performed by Richardson and Holm, and superbly mounted by Newell and his technical crew, this is cinema for grown ups and one of the best British movies of the decade. 9/10
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent DVD, fast delivery. Bought for my dad who is suffering ill health and is confined to his armchair. He is delighted.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an outstanding film, although I have to say that I can't really describe it as "entertaining" as the subject matter is so upsetting. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer