The Woman for Joe (1955)
The Woman for Joe - 1955 | 91 mins | Drama | Colour
The Production Team
Director: George More O'Ferrall.
Producer: Leslie Parkyn.
Script: Neil Paterson.
Cinematography: Georges Perinal.
Editing: Alfred Roome.
Art Direction: Maurice Carter.
Makeup Department: George Blackler and Biddy Chrystal.
Sound Department: Gordon K. McCallum, Harry Miller, C. C. Stevens, Bill Daniels and C. Le Mesurier.
Original Music: Malcolm Arnold.
Diane Cilento - Mary
George Baker - Joe Harrop
Jimmy Karoubi - George Wilson
David Kossof - Max
Violet Farebrother - Ma
Earl Cameron - Lemmie
Sydney Tafler - Butch
Alf Dean - Vendini (as Man Mountain Dean)
Patrick Westwood - Freddie the Kid
Derek Sydney - Harry the Spice
Verna Gilmore - Princess Circassy
Martin Miller - Iggy Pulitzer
Meier Tzelniker - Sol Goldstein
Miriam Karlin - Gladys
Frank Paulo - Stephen
Philip Stainton - Sullivan
David Gabriel - Jack Evans
Dennis Rosaire - Franz
A sideshow owner and his main attraction, a midget, fall for the same woman.
Comparatively little known, The Woman for Joe is an excellent showcase for leading lady Diane Cilento (later better known as Mrs. Sean Connery). The actress is cast as Mary, a carnival performer hired by fairground impresario Joe Harrap (George Baker). Mary was employed at the behest of midget George Wilson (Jimmy Haroubi), the real brains behind Harrap's sideshow. Mary is instantly attracted to Joe, which does not rest well with the jealous, manipulative George. The plot is resolved by a sudden death during one of George's performances.