Also known as "Walk in the Shadow" (1966), this award-winning film is meticulously scripted, magnificently acted, superbly photographed, and, above all, genuinely dramatic and truly exciting. Janet Munro was nominated for the BAFTA award for Best British Actress of the year. Despite this important nomination and overwhelmingly favorable reviews, the movie died at the box office, both on its release in the U.K. in 1962 as "Life for Ruth" and in its U.S.A. release during January 1966 as "Walk in the Shadow".
Audiences simply didn't take to seeing a grown-up Janet Munro. They overwhelmingly preferred her as a juvenile in such films as "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" (1959) and "Swiss Family Robinson" (1960).
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