Tread Softly (1952 film)

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Tread Softly
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Directed by David MacDonald
Produced by Vivian Cox
Donald Ginsberg
Written by Gerald Verner
Donald Ginsberg
Vivian Cox
Based on BBC radio serial
& novel
The Show Must Go On by Gerald Verner[1][2]
Starring Frances Day
Patricia Dainton
John Bentley
Music by Ivor Slaney
Cinematography Reginald H. Wyer
Edited by Jean Barker
Albany Films
Distributed by Apex Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • December 1952 (1952-12) (UK)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Tread Softly is a 1952 British crime film with music, directed by David MacDonald and starring Frances Day, Patricia Dainton and John Bentley.[3][4] A chorus girl investigates a series of mysterious happenings at a derelict theatre.

It was made at Marylebone Studios. and at the Granville Theatre in Fulham. While made as a second feature it also had aspirations to top the bill in some cinemas.[5]



  1. ^ Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). "British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film". Routledge – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ Verner, Gerald (1 January 1950). "The Show Must Go on: The Novel of the B.B.C. Serial Play". Wright & Brown – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ "Tread Softly (1952)". 
  4. ^ Chibnall, Stephen; McFarlane, Brian (23 October 2009). "The British 'B' Film". Palgrave Macmillan – via Google Books. 
  5. ^ Chibnall & McFarlane p.127


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

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